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    RiAus Education: In class with ... Dr Alan Finkel

    Former Chief Scientist of Australia Dr Alan Finkel delivers an exclusive In Class With… event.

    Renewable energy powerhouse Dr Alan Finkel took on questions from school students around Australia in this exclusive ...

    Sustainability November 4, 2021
  • Nuclear power in Australia: is it a good idea?

    The AUKUS submarine deal has re-ignited debate around nuclear power. What are the pros and cons?

    Two weeks ago, Australia and the US announced a deal for the funding of a fleet of new nuclear-powered attack submari...

    Energy October 5, 2021
  • The nuclear debate

    Should – or will – Australia’s decision to operate nuclear-powered attack submarines lead to a nu...

    The nuclear debate has flashed back onto Australia’s radar. The decision to buy eight nuclear-powered attack submarin...

    Energy October 1, 2021
  • Explainer: how do nuclear submarines work?

    How do they differ from other subs, and what’s nuclear about them?

    Australia will be building, using – and crewing – nuclear submarines under a new deal with the United Kingdom and Uni...

    Australia September 16, 2021
  • Does Australia have the expertise to operate nuclear-powered submarines?

    Acquiring the skills necessary to build and operate nuclear engines may take years, researchers say.

    Nuclear-powered submarines may soon patrol the waters surrounding Australia, as the country has just struck a histori...

    Australia September 16, 2021
  • “Nuclear geyser” may be origin of life

    Conditions for life may have been a natural nuclear reactor.

    Life may not have originated in the primordial soup of an ancient pond, according to scientists, but rather in a “nuc...

    Earth Sciences April 17, 2018
  • A boon for nuclear waste management

    New insights for cleaner nuclear power.

    Scientists at Florida State University have gained new insight into the chemistry of plutonium, breaking ground in th...

    Chemistry May 10, 2017
  • Live prawns and gamma detectors

    Powerful insights into the health of aquatic ecosystems.

    Some research subjects can be very uncooperative. When Tom Cresswell started studying freshwater prawns to assess whe...

    Biology January 12, 2015
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