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New inexpensive method to detect lime in soil

PhD student Ruby Hume’s research is also investigating in-field spectral assessment of soils using infrared spectroscopy technology.

University of Adelaide scientists have developed a new simple, inexpensive and fast method to detect and measure very low concentrations of agricultural lime in soils, which is generally a time consuming and difficult exercise.

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Why backyard farming is the type of dirty work you want to be involved in

Veggie garden by Chanda Johnson on Pixabay

Is urban agriculture just a nice idea, or a plausible reality? Cosmos Magazine chats to Isobel Hume, Dr Matthias Salomon and Professor Tim Cavagnaro.

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A secret life at Secret Rocks - Unexpected regeneration after fire

Alana McClelland’s fieldwork uncovered three species of lerps and more than 10 species of wasps and flies during her visit in September 2021. Image: Alana McClelland.

Tiny insects that live on Eucalyptus leaves have been forced to travel vast distances or change what they eat to survive, after bushfires destroyed their habitat.

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Woofs & waves: 6 tips for walking your dog on the beach

Dog Beach Wet

University of Adelaide animal behaviour expert Petra Edwards provides advice on how to enjoy a safe and enjoyable beach walk with your dog this summer.

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Time travelling in the Tate Museum: How the ‘rock room’ helps researchers study rare collections

Students in the Tate Museum

Have you visited the Tate Museum at the University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus?

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Top citizen science projects feature in SA Science Awards

Echidna CSI team members: Dr Tahlia Perry (left), Prof Frank Grutzner (middle) and Ms Isabella Wilson (right).

EchidnaCSI has received the Citizen Science Award for Outstanding Science at the inaugural awards for Citizen Science Projects in South Australia.

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Quantum materials deliver a better world

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The University of Adelaide has launched its Quantum Materials strategy with its focus on cutting-edge fundamental research and delivering new quantum-enabled technologies for a safer, wealthier and healthier world.

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Outstanding alumni receive top awards

Dr Brian Croser AO, distinguished alumni

Five outstanding University of Adelaide graduates have been recognised for their significant contributions to their professions and communities with Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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Powerful words equal a writing prize for young maths scholar

Lady (Vivien Heng) in glasses looking direct at camera

The Ultimo Prize aims to discover the best emerging writers in Australia. The 2021 Ultimo Prize focused on fiction and poetry by authors under the age of 30, exploring the theme of identity.

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Outstanding Thesis wins ANSTO award

This medal is awarded annually to the PhD student at an Australian or New Zealand University who is judged to have completed the most outstanding thesis of the past two years whose work was undertaken at and acknowledges the Australian Synchrotron, or the Australian National Beamline Facility (ANBF), or whose work acknowledges and was undertaken under the auspices of the International Synchrotron Access Program (ISAP) or the Australian Synchrotron Research Program (ASRP).

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