Kids rice snacks in Australia contain arsenic above EU guidelines: study
Rice snacks for kids found in Australian supermarkets contain arsenic at levels above European safety guidelines, a new study shows.
Bacteria shredding tech to fight drug-resistant superbugs
Researchers have used liquid metals to develop new bacteria-destroying technology that could be the answer to the deadly problem of antibiotic resistance.
Floral foam adds to microplastic pollution problem: study
As the cut flower industry hits one of its busiest periods, new RMIT research has shown that the water-absorbing green floral foam used by florists is contributing to the world’s microplastic problem.
Weaving quantum processors out of laser light
Researchers open a new avenue to quantum computing with a breakthrough prototype: a large-scale quantum processor made entirely of light.
How GPS now helps us forecast rain more accurately
Scientists are using GPS signals to measure air moisture for better weather predictions.
Non-viral gene therapy to speed up cancer research
A new treatment method promises to speed up gene therapy research and could bring new, patient friendly cancer treatments to market faster.
More targeted, less toxic: the golden future of cancer treatment
Researchers have engineered gold-based molecules that target cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed, in a critical step towards precision cancer drugs with fewer toxic side effects.
Laser printing tech produces waterproof e-textiles in minutes
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed and made in minutes. That’s the future imagined by the researchers behind new e-textile technology.
Scientists use phone movement to predict personality types
It turns out the pattern of how your mobile phone moves around says a lot about your personality.
One small step for man, a giant leap for space science
From why women are more efficient astronauts to how space tech can help with bushfire responses, RMIT experts share their insights on current and future space science.
‘Spintronic’ research promises faster, more efficient computing
Researchers have discovered new magnetic properties within atomically thin structures, with exciting potential for the emerging field of “spintronics”.
How Antarctica’s ultimate survivor is helping lighten our footprint
Tiny and virtually indestructible, the “moss piglet” is one of Antarctica’s toughest inhabitants. Now it’s helping us understand how to better protect this most extreme and vulnerable environment.