High tech cling wraps that ‘sieve out’ carbon dioxide from waste gases can help save the world, says Melbourne University chemical engineer, Colin Scholes who developed the technology. The membranes can be fitted to existing chimneys where they capture CO2 for removal and storage. They are already being tested on brown coal power stations in…
A shoulder-joint implant, with the ball and socket on the opposite bones from nature, can significantly improve the quality of life of patients with severe arthritis and tendon tears, says medical engineer David Ackland from the University of Melbourne.
Synchrotron light delivers Nature paper for young scientist Natalie Borg and colleagues from Monash and Melbourne universities have shown for the first time how the body’s immune defence system can be triggered by fats, sugars and other biological compounds, not just by proteins. The research, published recently in Nature, opens the way to potential new…
Fresh Science is a national competition helping early career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery.
The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science, giving them a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and a public event in their home state.
Events will run across the country in October and November in states where we secure the funding.
In 2021, events are confirmed for VIC, NSW and QLD. We are still working on the final sponsorships to lock in events for SA and WA.
Nominations are open to all researchers from across Australia.
If your nomination is successful and we have not secured funding for an event in your home state, you will be invited to attend one of the other state events if you can cover your costs (we can help by writing to your DVCR). For VIC, NSW and QLD, ten researchers will be selected to participate in their state event.