How a Vietnamese raw pork snack could help us keep food fresh, naturally
A traditional Vietnamese meat snack could hold the key to developing a safe and natural food preservative, addressing the twin global problems of food waste and food-borne illnesses.
NASA is returning to Venus, where surface temperatures are 470°C. Will it find life when it gets there?
Venus wouldn't attract much attention if it were outside our solar system. Its skies are filled with sulphuric acid, its land abounds with extinct volcanoes and its surface is mostly red hot lava.
When passion for science shared between generations leads to a home away from home
Like groups of elements on the periodic table, chemistry runs in the family for Exciton Science's Dr Nastaran Meftahi.
Long-lost letter from Albert Einstein discusses a link between physics and biology, seven decades before evidence emerges
A recently discovered letter written by Albert Einstein discusses a link between physics and biology, seven decades before evidence emerges.
Australian airports could generate enough solar energy to power a regional city: study
New research shows placing solar panels on the roofs of Australian airport buildings could be an efficient step towards net zero emissions.
So a helicopter flew on Mars for the first time. A space physicist explains why that’s such a big deal
Flying the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is the equivalent of flying one at about 100,000 feet on Earth. Tricky, considering the highest helicopter flight ever recorded maxed out at 42,000 feet.
Superbug killer: New nanotech destroys bacteria and fungal cells
Researchers have developed a new superbug-destroying coating that could be used on wound dressings and implants to prevent and treat potentially deadly bacterial and fungal infections.
Science takes guesswork out of cheese production and reduces waste
Researchers are helping take the guesswork out of cheese manufacturing by using science to better predict and control the ripening process.
New butterfly-inspired hydrogen sensor is powered by light
Inspired by the surface of butterfly wings, researchers have developed a light-activated hydrogen sensor that produces ultra-precise results at room temperature.
Space students' out-of-this-world placement
A failed rocket launch and monitoring potential space collisions made for an unforgettable week for RMIT’s Space Science students.
Pioneering research wins prestigious Victoria Prize
RMIT researchers have taken out awards for Victoria’s most impactful and industry-relevant research.
Scientists defy nature to make insta-bling at room temperature
An international team has made diamonds in minutes in a laboratory at room temperature – a process that normally takes billions of years, huge amounts of pressure and super-hot temperatures.