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New citizen science project to create a buzz in rural Australian schools

Butterfly image - Insect Investigators

School students will be able to document their local insect biodiversity and potentially discover new species in their area, as part of a new project led by SA Museum and University of Adelaide scientists.

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Ali Gill’s unlikely journey to a hemp PhD

Ali Gill on Horizon placement at Advanta Seeds in Toowoomba

When Ali Gill enrolled in a science degree, she never thought she’d go on to pursue a PhD to determine the drought tolerance and water use efficiency of industrial hemp.

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Fluorescent cells could be key to cancer diagnosis

PCNA sensor news story

Scientists are a step closer to creating a fluorescent sensor that detects cancerous cells, which could become a new tool in the early identification of cancer.

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Experts focus on hydrogen production tech

Hydrogen H2

Experts from around the world will meet to discuss the latest technology and developments in the hydrogen sphere at a virtual international forum convened by the University of Adelaide this week (14-16 September).

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Seeking eco-warriors to create award-winning videos

Young Scientist of the Year St Aloysius students

High school students have the opportunity to be named the University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year and win themselves cash prizes by making a short video about an environmental problem or solution.

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Tall Poppy awards for Uni of Adelaide researchers

SA Tall Poppy Award winners from the University of Adelaide. L to R Dr Hannah Wardill, Dr Alice Jones, Dr Catia Malvaso and Dr Dominic McAfee. (Absent: Dr Linda Armbrecht)

Five University of Adelaide researchers have won 2021 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Echidna conservation science initiative a finalist in Eureka Awards

Echidna CSI alpacas

The University of Adelaide’s Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI) is a finalist in the Australian Museum’s 2021 Eureka Prizes.

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Durum breeding program to grow with Australian Grain Technologies

A durum crop in New South Wales. Image courtesy of GRDC.

Durum Breeding Australia has announced that Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd has been awarded the licence to take the durum breeding program forward.

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Earth observation technologies focus for partnership

The SITAEL Platino spacecraft over Australia. SITAEL

IPAS and SITAEL Australia partner to create new space-based infrared instruments. 

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MOU to support sustainable growth of the Barossa wine industry

Shiraz grapes - Kristin Nutting from Pixabay

A landmark Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Adelaide and Barossa Grape & Wine Association has been signed today at The Barossa Cellar.

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