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PSRF contributes $794,268 to Solar Thermal Energy Project

The latest round of the Premier’s Science and Research Fund (PSRF) included a contribution of $794,268 to the design and development of an integrated solar, geothermal and combustion system for high efficiency base load power generation. This project aims to reduce the cost of solar thermal energy by 40 per cent through the integration of […]

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PSRF contributes $1.35 million to TREND

As part of the Premier’s Science and Research Fund (PSRF), the State Government is providing $1.35 million over three years to establish a TREND Line to monitor the agricultural and ecological impact of climate change. TREND is a collaborative initiative between the University of Adelaide, the Department of Water Land and Biodiversity Conservation, Department for […]

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Round 12 CRCs announced.

The Minsiter for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, has announced the successful CRCs of Selection Round 12. Seven Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) have received Commonwealth Government funding of $130m to address high priorities in biotechnology, mining and remote community economics. The successful CRCs are: CRC for Advanced Composite Structures ($14 […]

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Sixth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society.

Freie Universitdt Berlin, Germany 15-17 January 2010 http://www.Technology-Conference.com This Sixth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society examines a range of critically important themes in the various fields that address the complex and subtle relationships between technology, knowledge and society. The Conference is cross-disciplinary in scope, a meeting point for technologists with a concern for […]

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DNA reveals new insights into horse evolution.

Ancient DNA retrieved from extinct horse species from around the world has challenged one of the textbook examples of evolution – the fossil record of the horse family Equidae over the past 55 million years. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involved an international team of researchers and […]

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Plant Introductions and Evolution: Hybrid Speciation and Gene Transfer

Listen to the podcast here Professor Richard Abbott presents a seminar entitled “Gene transfer and plant evolution: What we have learnt from Senecio.” Richard has been at St Andrews University since October 1971 and currently holds a Chair in Plant Evolution. He is also an Editor of New Phytologist, and Associate Editor of Molecular Ecology, […]

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New director for the Marine Biology Program

Associate Professor Bronwyn Gillanders is taking over from Professor Corey Bradshaw as the Director of the Marine Biology Program. Bronwyn’s research focuses on aquatic ecology, with particular emphasis on fish and fisheries ecology. Bronwyn also edited the seminal volume in Australasian marine science, the Marine Ecology textbook. Best wishes to Bronwyn as she takes on […]

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International Science Linkages – Science Academies Program 2010-2011 Grants (round one)

The International Linkages – Science Academies Program supports Australian scientists from public and private sectors to collaborate with international partners in order to contribute to Australia’s economic, social and environmental wellbeing. Seventy-five leading Australian scientists have been awarded scientific grants to travel to research institutions in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Europe and North America to […]

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RICOH Clean Energy Scholarship

RICOH a company with strong environmental commitments has announced another first. Beginning in 2010 a PhD student whose research is based around clean energy technology will be selected to receive a supplementary scholarship of $5,000 per annum. The Ricoh Supplementary Scholarship is to provide supplementary stipend funds to a top ranked student whose project meets […]

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Congratulations to our new Professors

Congratulations to Corey Bradshaw and David Chittleborough of the Environment Institute for their new professorships. Both were recognised for their contribution and achievements to research and teaching within the University. Corey Bradshaw is the Director of the Marine Programme at The Environment Institute and have a joint appointment with the South Australian Research and Development […]

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