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A fascination with light and optical engineering
Dr Jiawen Li is an inventor and highly adaptable engineer. With a career that began with her study of optical engineering, that saw her move across the globe twice, she is currently leading her own research team to develop a hair-sized ‘camera’ to help cardiologists identify patients at risk of heart attacks.
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Using technology for a social good
For Dr Thushari Atapattu, one of the most fascinating things about working in her field, is working on advancing technology that can be used in the community for social good.
How effective is hand sanitiser at killing germs?
Scientist Hannah Agnew and summer research students Kate and Rachel set out to find how effective soap and hand sanitiser is against microbes, such as bacteria and viruses.
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Letting faeces provide the facts
Known in the scientific world as scat or faeces, poo can give a lot of very important information about an animal. This explains why Dr Tahlia Perry called on people nationwide to send her some.
Esteemed lecturers inspire a career in STEM
Michelle Guzik sat up and listened at university. And the impact of those lectures has never left her.
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Precision measurement with a light touch
Precision measurement with a light touch In most circumstances, disordered working conditions prevent us from performing accurate work.
Mechanical engineering PhD concept developed for use in medical clinical trials
Dr Oveis Pourmehran’s tale is one of innovation, dedication and success.
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Searching for indigenous yeasts to create tastier wine
Yeasts are everywhere - these blessed creatures are the building blocks for a party, writes Natalia Caliani.
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'Lifestyle' wines could deliver hundreds of jobs to SA
Low and no-alcohol wine products could bring more than 500 jobs and add $64 million a year to South Australia’s economy.
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Fossil discovery rewrites history of modern human arrival in Europe
Human occupation in Europe was almost 10,000 years earlier than previously documented, a discovery that stands to rewrite modern human and Neanderthal histories on the continent.
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