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How to make batteries that last (almost) forever

Raja Jurdak, Research Group Leader, Distributed Sensing Systems, CSIRO - avatar Raja Jurdak, Research Group Leader, Distributed Sensing Systems, CSIRO

This article is part of a series on building the future of batteries. How can we create the batteries we’ll need to power our homes, transport and industry, and wha...

Curious Kids: Why is the sky blue and where does it start?

Duane W. Hamacher, Senior ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, Monash University - avatar Duane W. Hamacher, Senior ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, Monash University

Earth, shot from space, as it absorbs and reflects rays of light coming from the Sun - the same white-looking rays that give our sky its colour.NASA, CC BYThis is an arti...

Birdsong has inspired humans for centuries: is it music?

Hollis Taylor, Research Fellow, Macquarie University - avatar Hollis Taylor, Research Fellow, Macquarie University

On my first trip to Australia from Paris, I heard a pied butcherbird vocalising on a remote sheep station. It sounded like a jazz flautist in a tree. An explosion of soun...

Not jobs and growth but post-capitalism – and creative industries show the way

Justin O'Connor, Professor of Communications and Cultural Economy, Monash University - avatar Justin O'Connor, Professor of Communications and Cultural Economy, Monash University

The creative economy is failing to live up to the fast-growing, young entrepreneurial image it promotes. Ars Electronica/flickr, CC BY-NC-NDThe term “creative indus...

Personal injury insurers are at risk of crashing in the transport systems of tomorrow

Jason Thompson, Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne - avatar Jason Thompson, Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Australia has a series of transport injury insurance, compensation and rehabilitation schemes.AAP/Alan PorrittBetween 1955 and 1976, Australian private vehicle ownership ...

What can go wrong in the blood? A brief overview of bleeding, clotting and cancer

Maher Gandhi, Professor of Blood Cancer Research, The University of Queensland - avatar Maher Gandhi, Professor of Blood Cancer Research, The University of Queensland

Our blood flows through our every organ and gives us life. So problems can have wide-ranging consequences. from www.shutterstock.com.auThis week we’re running a se...

Blood groups beyond A, B and O: what are they and do they matter?

Robert Flower, Associate Professor, University of Sydney - avatar Robert Flower, Associate Professor, University of Sydney

We know about A, B and O - but there are hundreds of other blood groups.from www.shutterstock.com.auThis week we’re running a series in collaboration with the Austr...

Scientific integrity must be defended, our planet depends on it

Euan Ritchie, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University - avatar Euan Ritchie, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

To conserve Earth's remarkable species, such as the violet sabrewing, we must also defend the importance of science.Jeremy Kerr, Author providedScience is the best method...

 

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Lisa Bourne’s key to cutting sugar cravings for good

Lisa Bourne, co-founder of one of Australia’s fastest growing health food snack companies, Funch, says that consumers need to be more aware of what ...

Experience Cuba: Customised holidays revolutionising the way we travel

Ayna Davies, the founder and creator of Experience Cuba is innovating the way we travel with the creation of unique personalised tour packages acros...

Winter Road Trip Planning for Australia

Just because it is winter doesn't mean it's not a good time to visit The Land Down Under. Quite the contrary, there is actually a lot to love about ...