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  • Cheaper, more efficient lithium sulfur battery outperforms current electric car battery fourfold
    Posted in: 2019, Vic

    Cheaper, more efficient lithium sulfur battery outperforms current electric car battery fourfold An “Expansion-Tolerant” Architecture offers stability to ultra-high capacity Lithium-Sulfur battery A lithium sulfur battery that has four times the capacity than existing electric car batteries has been built and tested by researchers at Monash University, revealed in a paper published in Science Advances. […]

  • Peanut Allergy: a pain in the guts
    Posted in: 2019, Vic

    Image credit: Pexels Peanut Allergy: a pain in the guts Deakin researcher discovers allergy mechanism. Peanut allergens cross a model of the gut lining, causing it to leak, new research by Dr Dwan Price from Deakin University in Victoria has revealed. The allergens hijack the transport mechanisms of cells in the intestine, disrupting the bonds […]

  • Stopping poaching by the numbers
    Posted in: 2019, NSW

    Image credit: Pixabay Maths model helps rangers protect national parks, despite tight budgets. Mathematics can help reduce poaching and illegal logging in national parks, researchers have found. A team of applied mathematicians including Macquarie University’s David Arnold has developed an algorithm that predicts which areas inside park boundaries offer the greatest possibilities for criminals – […]

  • Hunting molecules that signal pain
    Posted in: 2019, NSW

    Image credit: Jim De Ramos Researchers close in on an objective measure for physical distress. A new microscope-based method for detecting a particular molecule in the spinal cord could help lead to an accurate and independent universal pain scale, research from Australia’s Macquarie University suggests. An accurate way of measuring pain is of critical importance […]