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Scientists find opposite rice proteins work together to promote plant fertility

Rice field image by Nattapon Jaroenchai from Pixabay

Researchers have discovered new information on how hybrid rice plants maintain male fertility under different day lengths.

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Scientists find greener way to extract health-promoting molecules from food waste

Apples

Scientists show greener process for extracting health-promoting molecules from food waste to use in skincare and pharmaceutical products.

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New research centre to accelerate future crop development

Stuart Roy researcher photo

University of Adelaide experts are part of a new research centre that will train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops.

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Engineering a virus: What is gain of function research?

Genetics lab

Interview with researcher A/Prof Michael Beard about gain-of-function research, a technique used in virology and genetics to alter the function of a virus.

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CASR secures three life saving Road Safety Innovation Fund grants

CASR bike passing

The Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) has been awarded 3 projects under the Federal Government's Road Safety Innovation Fund (Round 2, 2021) scheme. The projects will be conducted over the next 3 years on South Australian roads.

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Kaurna Learning Circle takes home Award of Excellence

Kaurna Learning Circle

The Kaurna Learning Circle & Karrawirra Parinangku, situated at the North Terrace campus of the University of Adelaide, has recently received an Award of Excellence for Civic Landscape in the 2021 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA SA Chapter) awards.

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PhD opportunity: Microgrid Battery Deployment

Battery automation FBI CRC

This scholarship is jointly funded by Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBI CRC) and University of Adelaide to support a full-time PhD student who is undertaking research in Power Systems Engineering and application of large-scale energy storage for microgrid operation.

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Experts refute River Murray estuary claims

River Murray, Waikerie, South Australia by John Morton (CC by 2.0)

Scientists confirm that the lower River Murray was not an estuary more than 7,000 years ago – reinforcing scientific evidence likely to influence important river management policy decisions.

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Time to wake up to the illegal trade of sleepy lizards

Smugglers attempt to disguise shingleback lizards as other freight to the detriment of the animals health and wellbeing.

Australian reptiles face serious conservation threats from illegal poaching fuelled by international demand and the exotic pet trade.

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Scientists unearth secrets about the evolution of soil-burrowing cockroaches

A giant burrowing cockroach (Macropanesthia rhinoceros), a species commonly bought as a pet that can reach up to eight centimetres long and weigh 30 grams. Image by Yi-Kai Tea

Evolutionary biologists have assessed the phenomenon of parallelism in soil-burrowing cockroaches for the first time.

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