Glass blowing inspires new class of quantum sensors
A glass artist’s work with diamonds has opened the door to a new class of quantum sensors able to monitor changes in magnetic fields, with implications for mining and underwater monitoring.
Meet Steve Michielsen – expert in forensic textiles
Professor Steve Michielsen is one of the world’s leading experts in the highly complicated area of bloodstain pattern analysis in forensic textiles.
Playing the COVID-19 blame game may feel good, but it could come at a cost — the government’s credibility
The government has become an easy scapegoat as the pandemic has worsened. While blame can alleviate stress, grief and guilt, it can also be counterproductive if people trust less in their leaders.
The Victorian government has allocated $60 million to mental health. But who gets the money?
In response to the many Victorians struggling with coronavirus and related restrictions, the Victorian government is investing nearly A$60 million in new and accelerated mental health initiatives.
Calling Brett Sutton a ‘CHOttie’ is not objectification – but it’s not feminism either
When female public figures are sexualised it takes away from their perceived competence. For Brett Sutton, it seems to be a bonus. But that doesn't mean it's a good thing
Malaria discovery could expedite antiviral treatment for COVID-19
New research into malaria suggests targeting enzymes from the human host, rather than from the pathogen itself, could offer effective treatment for a range of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
New smart tool to step up walkability in rural Australia
New research aims to strengthen walkability in rural and regional areas, delivering an innovative smart online tool to support and encourage Australians to get active.
Fabrication advance: spray-on clear coatings for cheaper smart windows
A simple method for making clear coatings that can block heat and conduct electricity could radically cut the cost of energy-saving smart windows and heat-repelling glass.
Calculating COVID's impact on women's financial health
From the impact of early access to super to the increased risk of economic abuse during lockdown, COVID-19 is eroding women’s economic and financial equality, experts warn.
Celebrating our deep-rooted love for trees
Givers of oxygen, providers of shade and shelters to our native wildlife – reasons to love trees never grows old.
How to mix old tyres and building rubble to make sustainable roads
Researchers have shown how a blend of old tyres and building rubble could be used as a sustainable road-making material, in a zero-waste solution to boost recycling and support the circular economy.
Let there be light: How photonics is transforming tech as we know it
From keeping satellites on course to powering the world’s fastest internet, the science of light is transforming technology and could hold the key to a vibrant new era for Australian manufacturing.