• Fresh Science 2012 state finalists
    Posted in: 2012

    This year, thanks to funding from the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education through the Inspiring Australia initiative, and partners in other states, we’ve expanded the program to include state finals in: Queensland, supported by the University of Queensland; Victoria, supported by Scienceworks; New South Wales, supported by ANSTO and; South […]

  • Whole black carrots reveal the key to gut health
    Posted in: 2012

    Black carrots have revealed how fruit and vegetables help maintain gut health and reduce the risk of developing cancer. The antioxidant compounds they contain combine with fibre to play an important role in protecting the colon from cancer, Dr Anneline Padayachee from the University of Queensland has  discovered.

  • In London for dinner—with an Australian ceramic rocket
    Posted in: 2012

    Melbourne researchers are doing rocket science with clay. They have developed a cheaper and more efficient way of making the complex, heat-resistant, ceramic parts needed to build tomorrow’s rockets and hypersonic airliners. Using clever chemistry to modify a standard method of casting ceramics in a mould, they have developed an alternative to the traditional technique […]