Vic

  • Making cheaper electronics with a flash of light
    Posted in: 2016, Vic

    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.

  • Looking out for your mate: HPV-vaccinated women protect men
    Posted in: 2016, Vic

    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.

  • Turning wasted whey into food
    Posted in: 2016, Vic

    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.

  • Fast-charging, everlasting battery power from graphene
    Posted in: 2016, Vic

    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 […]