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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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Spacecraft radiation environment modelling

Honours projects: Modelling the near Earth radiation environment to establish particle energies, fluxes and fluences to test spacecraft components.

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Phylogeography and conservation genetics of Australian birds and mammals, including night parrots, wombats and quolls

ADIFF dna testing 2

Honours project: Use DNA sampled through space and time to understand the evolution and conservation genetics of Australian birds and mammals.

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Fossils under a new light

Fossil front visible image Georgios Tsiminis

Honours projects: Use new fluorescence imaging techniques to analyse fossils that range in age from half-a-billion to some tens of thousands of years old.

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Developing a forensic mitochondrial DNA database for human identification

ADIFF dna testing

Honours project: Learn with the experts who are developing new genomics techniques for human identification.

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Saving megafauna from bacteria

A skeleton of a Marsupial Lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) in the Victoria Fossil Cave, Naracoorte Caves National Park Karora, Public domain

Honours projects: Identify and image biofilms that threaten the Naracoorte Caves National Park fossils.

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It’s space water, but not as we know it

Full moon. Image: Gregory H. Revera, CC BY-SA 3.0

Honours projects: Explore laser-induced fluorescence of water and aqueous minerals for space applications.

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Nutrition & collective movement in the Australian plague locust

Australian plague locusts

Honours project: Investigate the movement of plague locusts using laboratory and field experiments.

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Optical fibres in space for high bandwidth and black hole detection

International Space Station - Image by NASA

Honours project: Explore the creation of high-purity glass aboard the International Space Station to unlock internet bandwidth limits and improve gravitational wave detectors.

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Sounding the ionosphere using software define radio (SDR)

Honours project:  Evaluate the utility of software defined radio (SDR) for providing low-cost ionospheric sounder receivers.

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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