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e-Science Magazine

Produced by the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide, e-Science is a free magazine that offers interactive feature articles written by our researchers and complemented by resources specifically designed for teachers.

  • Feature articles written by key researchers linked to the 10 Big Questions in science
  • Interactive elements in each article which bring the science to life
  • Resources available "at your finger tips", ready for use in the classroom

Available for free download through iTunes (iPad format) and on the web.

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    Issue 8 iPad | Web/Android

    • How cell movement can influence disease
    • The local nature of global climate change
    • How Earth loses its stores of heat
    • Why nitrogen is an essential element for feeding the world

    Plus the latest breakthroughs, classroom resources, and useful apps and websites. Download it now!

Previous Issues

  • 2013

    Issue 7 iPad | Web/Android

    • How scientists are developing the most precise clocks on Earth
    • Why we’re breeding better almonds
    • What mobile DNA can tell us about the relationships between species
    • How genetics is perfecting the humble steak


    issue 6Issue 6 iPad | Web/Android

    • How astronomers are using gamma-rays to delve deep into our universe
    • What marine parasites reveal about their hosts
    • The history of X-ray crystallography and its impact on the medicines of today
    • How the humble zebrafish is aiding in the fight against Alzheimer's disease


    issue 5Issue 5 iPad | Web/Android

    • How the earth is eating the oceans
    • Why superbugs are more than just a human health concern
    • Semiconductors and the future of fuel
    • How native bees can safeguard our crops


    issue 4Issue 4 iPad | Web/Android

    • How fossils reveal the hot and wet world of the Eocene
    • The possibilities of plastic solar cells
    • How evolution is helping to make better wine
    • The effects of deforestation on genetic diversity of forest species


  • 2012

    Issue 3Issue 3 iPad | Web/Android

    • The fight against a global health threat
    • Discovery of the Higgs boson
    • What DNA can tell us about the past
    • How our love of chocolate can help developing communities

      Issue 2Issue 2 iPad | Web/Android

      • How soil science is used to solve criminal investigations
      • How we can feed the world sustainably
      • Why junk food is so hard to resist
      • How hot rocks in the earth can provide energy

        Issue 1Issue 1 iPad | Web/Android (Launch Issue)

        • There are amazing research stories from areas of physics, marine biology, chemistry and medical science.
        • They go beyond explaining a scientific area or phenomenon; they talk about real research and its application in the real world.

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