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Examining Earth’s oldest complex fossils using AI

Sedimentary layers in Mars photographed by Curiosity rover (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS).

University of Adelaide scientists will develop computer vision and machine-learning techniques to examine the fossil evidence of the Ediacara Biota – the earliest evidence of complex life.

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Engineering students create tool to improve River Murray health

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Civil engineering students Nikolas Harpas, Akhil Sharma, Isaac Devlin and Liam Gill have engineered a model to help figure out how we can maximise the water quality of the Murray River while minimising our impact on the river ecosystem.

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Dr Jiawen Li working on 3D printed camera to detect cause of heart attacks

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The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing researcher has been awarded grants totalling $608, 308 for her research.

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Spotlight on engineering & mathematics student Alice Miller

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Having always enjoyed maths, science and design, Alice said she wanted to follow a career and study pathway where she could apply those skills in a way to solve problems and make a difference, while continuing to be challenged and keep learning.

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Can we extract ancient DNA from dinosaurs?

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Delve into the science behind ancient DNA – what exactly is it, and how easy is it to extract from remains?

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Final year engineering students investigate carbon capture and storage solutions to reduce emissions

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For their honours project, Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum) students Liam Alchin and Andre Lymn investigated how to ensure a gas reservoir would be suitable for the injection and long term storage of CO2.

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Meet online Master of Data Science student Dileepa Pitawela

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Currently studying offshore in Sri Lanka, Master of Data Science student Dileepa Pitawela shares his virtual experience and top tips for other students thinking of starting their studies online.  

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Pollen home delivery sweet for honey bees

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Scientists have teamed up with Adelaide Hills growers to improve cross-pollination in netted apple orchards.

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Students design humanitarian architectural solutions: Jessica Di Fede

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Bachelor of Architectural Design students are designing housing solutions for neurodiversity, cultural and social differences.

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Ingenuity innovators create robotic remote control solution to clear power lines

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Mechanical Engineering students embarked on a quest for their honours project to decrease risk to powerline maintenance workers, creating a robotic hybrid system that you can check out at Ingenuity!

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