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Virtual reality teaching students cattle handling skills safely

Animal science student immersed in cattle handing training via virtual reality

University of Adelaide students are learning animal handling skills using virtual technology.

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Researchers bust myths on water market price rise

Water Research Centre News - Hume Weir NSW

University of Adelaide researchers have found no evidence of water hoarding, or a clear source of speculative behaviour, driving Murray-Darling Basin water price rises.

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New research centre with a critical mass of talent and expertise

Carl Spandler looking at a minerals display at SA Museum

The new Australian Critical Minerals Research Centre will conduct comprehensive critical minerals research, from exploration to resource definition and mineral processing.

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More than enough yard to have your lawn and eat too

Backyard in Adelaide's south west showing you can have a lawn and grow your own self-sufficient vegetable supply too.

Adelaide residents would only need to give up a small area of their lawn to grow enough vegetables to become self-sufficient.

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Scientists support the recovery of Adelaide Hills wildlife

Yellow-footed antechinus - Cherry Gardens bushfire

Wildlife ecologists are helping the recovery of habitat devastated by the recent Adelaide Hills bushfire, which is home to endangered species and wildlife.

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Scientists using online tools to track illegal wildlife

Phill Cassey at the CENTRE FOR INVASIVE SPECIES SOLUTIONS innovation showcase

University of Adelaide researchers are using new surveillance tools to identify the illegal trade of exotic animals and plants.

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Off the chart: Spatial scientists celebrate research awards

PhD Candidate Angus Retallack, Prof. Megan Lewis, Dr Ken Clarke, and Dr W. Boone Law with APSEA awards

Top honours for innovative and collaborative research by two of University of Adelaide’s leading spatial scientists.

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Don’t focus on genetic diversity to save our species

Once found throughout the semi-arid range country in South Australia, New South Wales and south-west Queensland, the yellow-footed rock wallaby is now endangered in Queensland and NSW and vulnerable in SA. Image by Philip Barrington from Pixabay.

Scientists have challenged the common assumption that genetic diversity of a species is a key indicator of extinction risk.

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Plants growing in tough soil respond to hormones, not barriers

Roseworthy wheat crop

When soil is tough and compact enough to make using a shovel difficult, roots are going to have trouble too, but not for the same reasons.

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Scientists use koala teeth to map Adelaide's history

Koala image

Scientists are using koala teeth to learn how Adelaide was settled by Europeans.

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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