• The colour of acceptable beef
    Posted in: 2018, ACT

    A ‘threshold’ for the colour we will accept in beef has been found by NSW scientists, and may help prevent food wastage. “We like beef that has a bright red colour. But how would you describe this colour to someone over the phone—would you say the same colour as a fire-truck or a sort of…

  • Newer, lighter cars less recyclable
    Posted in: 2018, ACT

    Using combinations of materials to make cars lighter and reduce their carbon footprint during use might be shifting the environmental burden to the recycling stage of the vehicle, according to research from the Australian National University (ANU). “Previous work has looked at how the multi-material combination can reduce the vehicle’s carbon footprint during its use.…