Six STEM stories to read this week
Catch up on some of the most interesting STEM news from around the world this week.
New command centres control emergency scene data
Sharing data from the multitude of sensors deployed at accident or disaster sites is the aim of a new research collaboration designed to improve the flow of critical information and response of those coordinating emergency services.
Satisfaction score to improve quality of internet search results
With a billion internet queries a day processed by search engines, such as Google and Bing, the amount of data captured about how people search the internet is almost unimaginable.
Nano engineered peptide polymers clean up resistant superbugs
Nature’s prowess in making molecules with astounding properties, such as DNA, serves as important inspiration to Professor Greg Qiao, whose laboratory at the University of Melbourne has an impressive track record with synthesising nanomaterials with unusual new capabilities.
Balance calculations help to automate forklifts on the move
A new joint-venture research project aims to improve the safety of forklift operations by providing them with greater automation of their equipment.
New algorithms help interpret vision loss from digital images
Technology that can take a three-dimensional image of the inside of the human eye is revolutionising eye care.
PhD researcher with a story to tell
PhD student Emma White’s memoir ‘Broken’ will be launched at Readings, Carlton on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 6.30pm.
Remote drone surveillance maps horticulture crop health
Drones carrying high-resolution multi-spectral, hyper-spectral and thermal cameras are being used to develop monitoring systems to help growers assess the health of their crops.
Product and processing improvements add value to dairy supply chain
The stretch of mozzarella, the spread of cream cheese and a longer shelf life for products such as yoghurt are among the improvements Associate Professor Sally Gras is bringing to the Australian dairy industry as it competes for market share on the world stage.
Irrigation network automation improves efficiency and water productivity
Enhanced by Australian innovations, several large-scale gravity-fed irrigation networks are now delivering water to farms more efficiently, leading to improved productivity of limited water resources.
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