Bacteria-shredding insect wings inspire new antibacterial packaging
Inspired by the bacteria-killing wings of insects like cicadas, scientists have developed a natural antibacterial texture for use on food packaging to improve shelf life and reduce waste.
Lotus effect: Self-cleaning bioplastics repel liquid and dirt
Inspired by the always immaculate lotus leaf, researchers have developed a self-cleaning bioplastic that is sturdy, sustainable and compostable.
From recycling to upcycling: A smarter way of dealing with plastic
Researchers have developed a clean and cost-effective way to upcycle used plastic, transforming it into valuable nanomaterials and high-quality fuel.
Instant COVID sensor to prevent outbreaks and protect communities
An instant COVID-19 sensor made in Australia could help transform day-to-day management of the pandemic, protecting frontline workers and the wider community.