How to COVID-19-proof classrooms
As the Delta variant continues to spread and governments plan school reopening, what research can we use to keep classrooms safe?
The nuclear debate
Should – or will – Australia’s decision to operate nuclear-powered attack submarines lead to a nuclear electricity industry?
Next Big Thing
Australia produces fantastic talent in quantum technology – to solve our biggest problems, we mustn’t let that advantage slip away.
“Honest placebo pills” are on the market, but does the science support them?
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15 - 21 Oct 2021
New initiative for Australia’s climate future; decarbonisation in our region; what’s wrong with physics these days; making semiconductor tech in Australia; weird and wonderful planets.
08 - 14 Oct 2021
Ivermectin data scandal; why we need to electrify everything; data to forecast our region’s future; how bodies compensate for increased exercise; are bioplastics any better than other plastics?
24 - 30 Sep 2021
Vaccination bubbles; Afghanistan’s education future; fighting fires from space; Colorado’s ecosystem experiment; Mark Dodgson’s Next Big Thing.
17 - 23 Sep 2021
Counting carbon with smartwatches, The mathematics of The Number 23, Conservation champions, The decline of truth, Satellite cities under climate change
10 - 16 Sep 2021
The carbon cost of meat; Chronic pain; Poppies tall enough to reach space; Electricity on a microgrid; Collision of mathematics, bus timetables, and particle physics.
03 - 09 Sep 2021
From the frontline of COVID ICU; Australia’s frog apocalypse; hunt for Nazi uranium; Western Green Energy Hub; Next Big Thing in gravitational waves
27 Aug - 02 Sep 2021
Does COVID immunity wane? Zuckerberg’s metaverse; The future of housing is 3D (printed); Solar power’s next big thing; Dark-matter-discovering crystal
20 - 26 Aug 2021
Climate goes to court; Afghanistan’s unclaimable lithium bounty; the next big thing: can your car be hacked?; Australia’s space industry at risk of grounding; IPCC and biodiversity
13 - 19 Aug 2021
The IPCC’s estimation about Pacific Islands; cyber-security; Victoria’s dark-matter mine; VR and pain; geology’s Next Big Thing.
06 - 12 Aug 2021
ASX companies’ path to zero; Babylonian trigonometry; cancer immunotherapy hopes; when good research gets bad reporting; NFTs and the future of coding
30 Jul - 05 Aug 2021
Modelling the way out of Sydney’s COVID outbreak; Europe’s weapon to achieve zero emissions by 2050; Neil Sims on the next big thing in sustainable aquaculture; archaeology of the Anthropocene; engineering for a COVID-limiting urban future.
23 - 29 Jul 2021
What Gorgon’s shortfall means for carbon capture; billionaires blast off; Mitra Safavi-Naeini on using physics in the fight against cancer; the age of water; should we keep native animals as pets?