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  • Climate change, terrorism, poverty: addressing society’s most wicked problems with complexity science
    Posted in: 2016, SA

    Complex problems such as climate change, terrorism, and poverty do not respond to simple solutions. Now, a researcher from the University of South Australia has created a tool to help communities and governments better address some of the world’s toughest challenges. “Wicked problems don’t have clean cause and effect solutions,” says Sharon Zivkovic, the researcher […]

  • Far out! New map of Mars’ surface
    Posted in: 2016, SA

    An Adelaide researcher has created the most detailed, most accurate map of the surface of Mars ever produced, providing an accurate geographical assessment of Martian surface dust, sand, pebbles, bedrock, and ice. The map is an important development for ensuring the safety of future robotic and human landings on the Red Planet. It could also […]

  • To be is not enough: for mass, it’s interactions that count
    Posted in: 2015, SA

    Adelaide’s Daniel Trewartha has worked out how to make atoms massless. The finding is thrilling, as even though protons and neutrons were discovered around 100 years ago, exactly how these particles and their component quarks generate the mass of atoms had remained a mystery. Daniel now believes it’s particles called gluons that play the critical role.

  • Baby fish lost in an acidified ocean
    Posted in: 2015, SA

    What difference can carbon dioxide make to fish? A huge one as it turns out. New research from the University of Adelaide suggests that rising atmospheric carbon dioxide will reduce the number of baby fish that make it to adulthood.