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Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater

Researcher Dr Rohan Glover, with the Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA) facility at The University of Adelaide

A unique new facility at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse and contamination.

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Spaghetti and mud pies scoop 3-Minute Thesis final

Sciences 3 minute thesis finals 2019 winners

The depth and diversity of research student projects in the Faculty of Sciences was once again on display at this week's final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

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Adelaide scientist wins ‘bronze’ at global neurophotonics event

Mengke Han - IPAS

A project to map the hearing capability of zebrafish has won Mengke Han third prize at the global Frontiers in Neurophotonics’ summer school.

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$35.6 million boost for sciences' research infrastructure

Plant Accelerator, Waite campus

Research for a range of industrial sectors including scientific, advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, biomedical and agriculture has received a major boost.

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New model suggests lost continents for early Earth

Models for the distribution of crustal thickness in early Earth. The crust in the prevailing paradigm is mostly oceanic, with some thin continental crust.  The new model predicts a thicker and greater continental portion that was not preserved.

Earth scientists suggest that continents may have risen out of the sea much earlier than previously thought but were destroyed, leaving little trace.

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Where do rocks come from?

Rocks contain a layer-by-layer record of the history of our planet. Fred Moore/flickr, CC BY-NC

Five-year-old Claire from Perth asks Professor Alan Collins, "where do rocks come from?"

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Probe detects the mechanism for spreading of metastatic cancer cells

School of Physical Sciences - Andrew Abell research lab image

A new fluorescent sensor developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide can detect migrating cancer cells and could be used to target medication to stop metastasis in aggressive cancers.

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Australia’s epic story: a tale of amazing people, amazing creatures & rising seas

News Australia’s epic story. Shutterstock/Lev Savitskiy

The Australian continent has a remarkable history - a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience on an ark at the edge of the world.

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Quantum sensors to make Australia safer

Professor Andrew Luiten

Researchers to work with the Defence Science and Technology Group on four ambitious quantum technology projects.

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On top of the world: Sciences research ranks high in ERA results

Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) research using 3D printing for the Austofix wrist plate.

Science research at the University of Adelaide has reached new heights according to the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results released this week.

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