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First detection of a collision between a neutron star and a black hole

Artist’s impression of a neutron star and black hole about to merge. Carl Knox, OzGrav-Swinburne University.

Scientists detected the death spiral and merger of the two of the most extreme objects in the Universe, a neutron star and a black hole. 

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New findings to boost barley yields at higher temps

In barley the presence of a specific protein regulates the production of branches and flowers on plant stems in response to warm temperatures. A loss of function in this protein results in the formation of branch-like spikes at high temperatures.

Researchers identify a novel mechanism in barley plants which could help crop growers achieve high yields as temperatures rise.

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What makes vets feel good at work?

Roseworthy vet students

Researchers investigate the positive side of veterinary work and what brings vets pleasure in their job.

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Scientists seek Pomeranian dogs to participate in new gene study

Pomeranian dog

Researchers are seeking Pomeranian and PomX dogs for a free and simple mouth swab to identify how widespread a defective gene is in the breed's Australian population.

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Coronaviruses have been hijacking human genes for 20,000 years

Coronavirus graphic. Image by Gerd Altmann, from Pixabay.

Humans have been exposed to coronaviruses for more than 20,000 years, according to new University of Adelaide research.

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New standards to assist conservation and decision-making

TERN fieldwork

University of Adelaide and TERN researchers have partnered with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) to standardise both environmental monitoring and data systems for improved decision-making.

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Student project making waves in floating wind-turbine testing technology

Caitlin with project

Mechanical Engineering Honours student, Caitlin Scarborough alone designed, built and tested a floating platform that can support a 5MW wind turbine. Her platform was tested at the University of Adelaide wave flume under a range of wave and wind conditions, and the platform motion was detected using a motion capturing system OptiTrack.

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Top talent to boost State’s quantum materials future

Professor Glenn Solomon

One of the world’s leading experts in quantum materials has joined the University of Adelaide.

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2021 Saab Engineering Scholarships

Saab

Applications are now open for Saab Australia's Engineering, Women in Engineering and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships. Applications close 27 June.

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Women in STEM Alumni Network Launch success

WiSTEMAN 2

On Thursday 20 May the Women in STEM Alumni Network (WiSAN) was officially launched.

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