So we’ve put together this publication to give journalists and others with an interest in science a taste of what’s happening Down Under.
For this collection we invited Australian research organisations to contribute snapshots of some of their current research. The stories illustrate the breadth and depth of Australian science.
Click here to read the stories, including:
- the astronomy inside the world’s Wi-Fi computers and networks
- the benefits of an imaginary friend
- how bacteria from kangaroos are fighting cancer
- breast restoration using your own stem cells
- a milk protein that encourages exercise
- the hidden clock in a grain of sand
- understanding what happened on Black Saturday
Among the other fifty stories you’ll meet the winners of this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, learn about plans for a giant radio telescope and more.
Please feel free to use the stories for your own social media, website, or publications. Everything is available for reuse under a Creative Commons licence.
Browse the collection
You can browse this year’s collection at stories.scienceinpublic.com.au/2010
Or use the menus on the left to search all our stories by field or science, organisation or State.
- How does breast cancer start?
- Fighting back against malaria
- Mopping up gases
- Rugged electronic tags to track frozen cord blood and stem cells
- Australia’s place in the nanotechnology race
- Know your enemy
- Thirty new languages discovered in China
- Seeing things that no one ever knew were there!
- Nano-magnets to guide drugs to their target
- A milk protein that encourages exercise?
- Reading the hidden clock in a grain of sand
- L’Oréal Fellow looking for dark energy
- Detecting aircraft fatigue
- Tiny particles could assist in breast cancer screening
- Sunscreens go nano
- Algae that make biofuels and hydrogen
- Kangaroos a high point in evolution
- Are forests really the carbon sink we need?
- Two million containers—but how many pests?
- Reading the genome
- Womb of life
- Invasion of the grasses
- Building water sensitive cities
- The lighting revolution has only just begun
- Lake Mungo reveals ancient human adaptation to climate change
- Penguins hold missing pieces of evolutionary puzzle
- Surviving in the city
- Mites hitch lift in birds’ beaks
- Research combats invasive ants on Indigenous lands in northern Australia
- Understanding Black Saturday
- Managing tropical fires for greenhouse gas abatement
- Yeast—the next wine frontier
- Vaccine hope for shellfish allergies
- Strawberries that pack a flavour punch
- From plastic money to plastic electricity
- Kangaroo bacteria fight cancer
- From Roman nanocrystals to new gold catalysts
- Imaginary friends, real benefits
- H1N1 still a threat
- Goanna team finds software bugs before they bite
- Measuring mercury with a Midas touch
- Erosion and dams threaten barramundi and prawn fisheries
- From bionic ear to bionic eye
- How astronomy freed the computer from its chains
- Supercomputer to test nanoparticles before we make them
- Breaking the link between fat and diabetes
- PM’s Prize winner working on astronomy pathfinder
- Australia and New Zealand—the home of next-generation radio astronomy?
- Rapid expansion in NZ and WA astronomy
- Breast reconstruction using your own cells
- MCEC hosts the world’s synchrotron scientists
- Understanding how Indigenous people value rivers
- Representing traditional ecological knowledge in northern Australia
- Wake-up call for waterways
- Eucalypts: the fuel of the future
- Life beneath the sheets: 9000 years in the dark
- Dinner for tuna
- Whiplash: who won’t get better?
- How lobsters create their colours
- Owl CSI—feathers and DNA reveal night secrets