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Nanosatellites and drone geophysics: new technologies for Earth, Moon and Mars

Nanosatellite

Honours project: Be part of the exciting space exploration program, connecting remote networks of geophysical sensors to satellites.

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The Impact of Fluid Flow on Crustal Radioactivity: Pushing heat around during tectonic reworking

Large Crustal Shear Zone

Honours project: Head into the field to analyse natural radioactivity of fluid-altered crust.

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The Proterozoic Planetary Pivot: Oxygen, Snowballs and Metals

Kingsmill Creek Arkaroola from the air

Honours project: A MinEx CRC project looking at how sediments of the Adelaide Superbasin record the Neoproterozoic Oxygenation Event.

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Compositional controls on physical properties: new constraints from laboratory measurements

Quartz monzonite by James St. John (CC BY 2.0)

Honours projects: Improve predictive models of density and thermal conductivity to improve geophysical models by making new lab measurements.

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The fire down below: Heat generation in the lower crust

Crustal and Mantle Xenolith

Honours project: Help develop a crustal radioactivity model using pieces of rock brought to the surface and trapped in lavas.

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Genes controlling seed development

Barley flower slide - Matthew Tucker

Honours project: Participate in a plant breeding project on dissecting the MADS-box interactome during barley ovule and seed development.

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Radiation is the world’s own superhero

Oliphant Science Awards 2020 - Chengcheng Zheng and Professor Murray Whitelaw

Chengcheng Zheng of Wilderness School receives science writing award at the SASTA Oliphant Science Awards.

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Roseworthy campus celebrates 20 years of animal science

Animal science sheep

It's been two decades since the relocation of viticulture and oenology teaching to Waite campus, and the animal science degree to Roseworthy.

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COVID-19 detector dog research and trials underway

A COVID-19 detector dog enrolled in the NOSAIS program led by professor Dominique Grandjean and Clothilde Julien from the Alfort Veterinary School (France)

14 dogs have begun their training as COVID-19 detector dogs.

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Ecologist Samantha Munroe named Superstar of STEM

Samantha Munroe researcher photo

School of Biological Sciences and TERN researcher joins latest cohort of brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition