Researchers at RMIT and CSIRO plan to revolutionise the manufacture of smartphones, tablets, solar cells, and LED lights. They’ve developed a way of printing electronic components using cheap and widely available materials, and a flash of light.
A Melbourne study has found the first evidence of ‘herd protection’ from vaccinations against the cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV). Eric Chow from Alfred Health has found that women who vaccinate against HPV not only protect themselves, they also protect their male partners from the virus.
It takes four kilograms of milk to make just one kilogram of Greek yogurt. That means a lot of good stuff is being wasted. But George Chen from the University of Melbourne thinks he can harvest this to make baby formula, energy bars, drinks and desserts.
A new, flexible energy-storage technology that could soon replace the batteries in our cars, phones and more has been invented by Swinburne University researchers. Han Lin’s new super battery (actually, a supercapacitor) can store as much energy per kilogram as a lithium battery, but charges in minutes, or even seconds, and uses carbon instead of […]
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