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  • Sonic cleanup: using sound to capture ocean microplastics

    A new, filter-free method of separating microplastics from seawater has been developed in Indonesia.

    Researchers in Indonesia have developed an innovative way to remove microplastics from water without the need for exp...

    Oceans January 7, 2022
  • Bushfire eye in the sky

    The climate crisis is making bushfire fighting harder and more dangerous. A South Australian star...

    Bushfires are getting hotter. They’re getting faster. Traditional firefighting techniques are under pressure. So the ...

    Climate January 7, 2022
  • No return to Eden

    The natural world is past conservation and restoration. We need to become interventionists and ec...

    Imagine this scenario. You are standing beside a highway and you see a tortoise slowly making its way across. A few h...

    Biology January 7, 2022
  • Winded: what becomes of decommissioned wind turbines?

    How renewable are the renewables? As first-generation turbines approach the end of their lives, a...

    In October 1993, Australia’s first commercial wind farm of note was constructed at Ten Mile Lagoon, west of Esperance...

    Sustainability December 17, 2021
  • Space outlaws

    Australia is sending mining robots to the Moon – but they may have to navigate a legal and diplom...

    Back in October, the Australian Space Agency (ASA) announced plans to build a rover which will search for and collect...

    Space Exploration December 17, 2021
  • Are Climate Action Teams the future of global emissions reductions?

    New research reveals the economic viability of developing and developed countries partnering to r...

    Chile, New Zealand and Switzerland may be half a world apart geographically, but researchers say they share many of t...

    Sustainability December 17, 2021
  • Cracking the epilepsy code

    With a smartwatch and an app on their phone, people living with epilepsy will soon be able to pre...

    Epileptic seizures don't always last very long. And it's not necessarily the seizure itself that does the harm – it c...

    Body and Mind December 17, 2021
  • Supply chain linked: ACT’s bold plan to reduce its emissions for everything, everywhere

    The Australian Capital Territory has decided to address the carbon emissions that most climate co...

    There has been a flurry of climate commitments made in recent years, with net zero targets bandied about like 2050 is...

    Sustainability December 17, 2021
  • Sparkling science

    If you reach for a glass of bubbly this festive season, take a moment to savour the sophisticated...

    Taste a glass of sparkling wine and uncork the science. Some of the 49 million bubbles found in each bottle will hit ...

    Agriculture December 10, 2021
  • In our private universe

    From mediaeval artistry to Google Earth, maps hold a fascination. Next: a globe in four dimension...

    On the last major release of iOS, Apple made a small change to its built-in Maps app, one that meant the whole world....

    Computing December 10, 2021
  • Can any species win from climate change?

    Changes in killer whale hunting patterns raise important questions about winners and losers in ou...

    When it comes to climate change, scientists are finding that killer whales may be nature’s equivalent of rich Western...

    Marine life December 10, 2021
  • Life-saving sensors

    A phone alert when the quality of the air you’re breathing has become unhealthy or downright dang...

    When we think of “air quality”, we imagine polluted air around our workplaces, factories and homes. Air quality can b...

    Chemistry December 10, 2021
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