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Science events

Upcoming and recurring events

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Jan

Physics Seminars - 2021

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Physics at the University of Adelaide.

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Feb

Earth Sciences Seminars - 2021

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

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Feb

Chemistry Seminars - 2021

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide.

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Jun

Ecology and Evolution Series: Our Origins

Public lecture series during June, July and August on 'Our Origins', Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of The Descent of Man.

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Science news

What's trending in science?

New standards to assist conservation and decision-making

University of Adelaide and TERN researchers have partnered with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) to standardise both environmental monitoring and data systems for improved decision-making.

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DNA tracking of timber to increase forest sustainability and integrity

University of Adelaide scientists have created a DNA fingerprint map to link teak timber back to its plantation of origin and help reduce the $40 billion illicit trade of timber in the Asia Pacific region.

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Scientists on a mission from moon to mars

New projects will contribute to investigating the feasibility of deep space exploration to destinations such as Mars.

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Lab report: COVID detector dogs start trials at Adelaide Airport

Six dogs have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19.

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The Federated States of Degradia

With almost a third of arable land classified as degraded, what can we do to reverse the rapid pace of degradation and can we do it in a way that benefits us?

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New genetic biocontrol research to help prevent mice plagues

Scientists are partnering with the CSIRO and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions to fine new solutions to control mice populations.

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COVID testing: Use a Labrador instead of a laboratory

Dogs are being trained to detect COVID-19. And it turns out they’re pretty good at it.

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Blind dating: Scientists sense the sex life of sea snakes

Meet the sensitive new age sea snakes that use touch receptors to help them locate and court females.

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Which environments did ancient Aboriginal peoples forage in Australia’s Western Desert?

Scientists have used more than two decades of satellite-derived environmental data to suggest the possible foraging habitats of pre-contact Aboriginal peoples living in the Western Desert.

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On a mission to discover unknown Australian species

New technologies to play vital role in discovering and documenting all unknown Australian species by 2050.

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Insights into continuous waves from neutron stars

Using data from the LIGO and VIGO detectors, scientists are on the cusp of hearing what they call a continuous gravitational wave or the murmuring of a neutron star.

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Wine Industry Mentor Program announces new participants

Sixty-two early career professionals have been announced as the latest recruits to the Wine Industry Mentor Program.

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Going viral: What happens in a virology lab?

Virology labs help us learn all about viruses – but what goes on behind the pressurised doors?

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Scientists use DNA testing to help reduce the illegal export of endangered medicine tree

The Advanced DNA Identification and Forensics Facility is helping reduce the illegal export of timber, by testing for genetic variation between populations of the endangered African Cherry tree.

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Smokescreen: New tool for the wine industry to prevent smoke taint

Scientists and industry have teamed up to lead trials of new smoke taint protection technology, designed to save wine grapes from the crippling impact of bushfires.

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How are 'cute' social media videos encouraging the exotic pet trade?

Researchers are concerned video sharing platforms could be contributing to the normalisation of exotic pets and encouraging the exotic pet trade.

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