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Fighting wine fraud with fluorescence fingerprinting

Wine fraud news story Ruchira Ranaweera, David Jeffery

Researchers are developing a fast and simple method of authenticating wine – a potential solution against the estimated billions of dollars’ worth of wine fraud globally.

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Scientists in the news this week: October 2020

Associate Professor and Head Winemaker Paul Grbin and Scholarly Teaching Fellow and Assistant Winemaker Jill Bauer.

‘What even is the economy?’ Citymag has published a three-part series on ‘how SA makes money and stuff’ featuring several University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates.

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Peter Veitch receives Australia's most prestigious scientific research award

Peter Veitch gravitational waves PM’s Science Prize

Professor Peter Veitch has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his involvement in one of the greatest scientific discoveries of this century.

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Cat diseases - the impact on our health and economy

Cat inside - by Jaana Dielenberg

Scientists have examined the rates of cat diseases in Australia, their health effects, and the costs to our economy.

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New research to help koalas survive future bushfires

Koala Health Research Group - Goldie

Scientists to study the clinical data of koalas injured in last summer’s devastating bushfires to give them the best possible chance of survival and recovery in future bushfires.

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'Ingenious' scientists feature at key research-industry showcase

Ingenuity event image

Scientists will feature at Ingenuity 2020 – a showcase of student projects exploring real-life applications across all disciplines of STEM.

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Droughts are threatening global wetlands: new study

Dried and cracked soils in the Lower Lakes region of South Australia during the Millennium Drought. Credit: Luke Mosley

Scientists highlight the physical and chemical changes that occur during droughts that lead to severe, and sometimes irreversible, drying of wetland soils.

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Sculpture of iconic Ediacaran fossil unveiled

Spriggina floundersi sculpture

The legacy of science alumni and geological research highlighted with new sculpture celebrating our state’s fossil emblem, Spriggina floundersi.

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Potential new tool for frost screening in crops

Barley frost trials - Loxton

Agricultural scientists and engineers identify potential new tool for screening cereal crops for frost damage.

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Scientists set to track Kangaroo Island’s post-bushfire ecosystem recovery

Pat Hodgens of Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife sets a camera trap to monitor the recovery of the endangered Kangaroo Island dunnart (credit: Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife)

Post-fire recovery rates and ecosystem resilience of Kangaroo Island’s bushfire affected areas will be monitored when scientists return to the island this month.

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