(before NT and SA collided two billion years ago) TWO BILLION years ago, the Australia we know today existed only in pieces. Northern, western and central Australia all belonged to different continents.
Recent Australian earthquakes In the past 100,000 years, Australia has been hit by at least five large, landscape-changing earthquakes, a young Melbourne researcher has found. Each was at least 10 times as big as the 1989 Newcastle earthquake, which caused $1.5 billion damage. And he expects there to be more. Mark Quigley, from the University…
A new theory to explain the formation of the mountains of Western Europe will be unveiled in Melbourne today (Wednesday). Until now, geoscientists worked on the basis that mountain ranges such as the Alps were formed when the tectonic plates carrying Europe and Africa came into collision.
Building environmentally friendly mountains in the outback: design of Post-Mining Landscapes For Erosion Control – Gary Sheridan Coal-mining has disturbed over 50,000 ha of land that requires more than $1 Billion to rehabilitate. Scott’s software is being used to design mountains that won’t wash away.
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.