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SA Drought Hub to expand after funding boost

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is being expanded following an injection of additional funding from the Australian Government.

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Examining Earth’s oldest complex fossils using AI

University of Adelaide scientists will develop computer vision and machine-learning techniques to examine the fossil evidence of the Ediacara Biota – the earliest evidence of complex life.

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Can we extract ancient DNA from dinosaurs?

Delve into the science behind ancient DNA – what exactly is it, and how easy is it to extract from remains?

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Pollen home delivery sweet for honey bees

Scientists have teamed up with Adelaide Hills growers to improve cross-pollination in netted apple orchards.

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Extinction risk of native bee populations increased by bushfires

The number of threatened Australian native bee species is expected to increase by nearly five-fold after the devastating Black Summer bushfires in 2019-20, according to new research.

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Buying bats on eBay? Your health could be at risk

New research on the trade of exotic animals explores the public health risks and the impact on animal populations and forest ecosystems.

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New partnership to focus on carbon capture and storage research

Chevron Australia is contributing more than AUD$2.45 million to support a new laboratory and new research positions in carbon storage engineering and science.

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Can we use urine to power batteries?

An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

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DNA traceability tools to help determine timber 'roots'

Researchers at the University of Adelaide in partnership with InterpreData  and DoubleHelix Tracking Technologies, Singapore, have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Commonwealth Government’s Global Innovation Linkages Program to develop scientific origin verification tools for global timber supply chains.

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Researchers on the hunt for missing critical minerals

Researchers on the hunt for why cold eclogites mysteriously disappeared from geological records during the early stages of the Earth’s development may have found the answer, and with it clues that could help locate critical minerals today.

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SA Drought Hub to expand after funding boost

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is being expanded following an injection of additional funding from the Australian Government.

Examining Earth’s oldest complex fossils using AI

University of Adelaide scientists will develop computer vision and machine-learning techniques to examine the fossil evidence of the Ediacara Biota – the earliest evidence of complex life.

Can we extract ancient DNA from dinosaurs?

Delve into the science behind ancient DNA – what exactly is it, and how easy is it to extract from remains?

Pollen home delivery sweet for honey bees

Scientists have teamed up with Adelaide Hills growers to improve cross-pollination in netted apple orchards.

Extinction risk of native bee populations increased by bushfires

The number of threatened Australian native bee species is expected to increase by nearly five-fold after the devastating Black Summer bushfires in 2019-20, according to new research.

Buying bats on eBay? Your health could be at risk

New research on the trade of exotic animals explores the public health risks and the impact on animal populations and forest ecosystems.

New partnership to focus on carbon capture and storage research

Chevron Australia is contributing more than AUD$2.45 million to support a new laboratory and new research positions in carbon storage engineering and science.

Can we use urine to power batteries?

An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

DNA traceability tools to help determine timber 'roots'

Researchers at the University of Adelaide in partnership with InterpreData  and DoubleHelix Tracking Technologies, Singapore, have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Commonwealth Government’s Global Innovation Linkages Program to develop scientific origin verification tools for global timber supply chains.

Researchers on the hunt for missing critical minerals

Researchers on the hunt for why cold eclogites mysteriously disappeared from geological records during the early stages of the Earth’s development may have found the answer, and with it clues that could help locate critical minerals today.

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