Saving oiled penguins
, halving brain scarring after stroke
, building foldable batteries
, and ‘flying’ sharks
– these are some of the highlights of the past year featured in Stories of Australian Science 2016.
Australians are collaborating with international colleagues to pinpoint the causes of Motor Neurone Disease
, and to see through the smoke of bushfires
. They’re in underground observatories to make sure we’re using groundwater sustainably
; building a wave pool in a wind tunnel
to investigate the role of turbulence in climate models; and are among the front-runners in the global race to build the first quantum computer
We also have a special feature on Australia–Indonesia collaboration:
combatting the big-killers tuberculosis (TB) and pneumonia; improving efficiency of ports and tropical houses; fishing for food security, and more.
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It’s not always 42: new maths for the big questions
When earth, wind, and sea meet
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science
Australia Indonesia collaborations
Building an emotionally healthy community
- Eureka Prizes
- State Awards
- Australian Academy of Science Medals 2015
- Early career awards
- ATSE Clunies Ross Medals
- Fresh Science
Editor in Chief/Project coordination:
Ellie Michaelides, Toni Stevens, Errol Hunt, Tim Thwaites, Tanya Ha, Sarah Keenihan, Tom Eddershaw, Jane Lyons, Niall Byrne, Lydia Hales.