The discovery of gravitational waves could allow some of the universe’s greatest secrets to be answered
Optic-fibre sensors enabling aircraft, ships to self-diagnose corrosion
In the near future, corrosion checks for critical defence assets may be a simple matter of running a laser over them, thanks to groundbreaking new research.
Thought for food
Food production and processing is going through its biggest transformation since the industrial revolution.
Ovaries reveal keys to managing fertility and obesity
Research into the proper functioning of the ovary is revealing exciting new directions for improved fertility management, policymaking in relation to obesity, and even enhanced animal breeding.
Quick smart: AI disease diagnosis now a reality
A collaboration between the University’s Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT) and Adelaide-based LBT Innovations (LBT) has given humanity a powerful new weapon in the fight against infectious disease.
Making computers see
Saving our defence force countless man-hours through the development of an artificial intelligence system that enables computers to answer questions about the content of images.
Connected to country: Australia’s genetic history
DNA in hair samples collected from Aboriginal people is reconstructing a remarkable 50,000 year history and revealing the deep origins of Aboriginal cultural attachment to place
New image-analysis tech to help feed the world
Remarkable Adelaide research is developing innovative image-analysis technology to dramatically accelerate identification of robust crop varieties capable of producing higher yields in harsh, climate-change-affected conditions.
Informing Australian wine growth and innovation
Research at Adelaide is revealing critical consumer and alternative-production insights to guide Australian winemakers in the search for increased sales and new markets.
Helping Indonesian dairy farmers prosper
A research team from the Centre for Global Food & Resources is leading a major international collaborative project to help West Javan and North Sumatran dairy farmers significantly increase the quantity and quality of the milk they produce—and achieve sustainable growth.
Maximising food-research impact through industry partnerships
We are embracing external collaboration to ensure our food-related investigations meet real world needs and deliver a smooth, lab-to-plate transition of benefits.
Protecting our crops’ insect pollinators
Adelaide researchers are working to arrest a worrying global decline in populations of the insects we rely on to pollinate many of our food crops - and sustain industries worth billions.
Towards a bush berry blueprint
One of Australian native food’s best-kept, and most nutritious, secrets is now an important step closer to large-scale commercial viability, thanks to research undertaken at the University of Adelaide.
Dietary concerns of Aussie mums and bubs
Research shows efforts to educate Australian women on their nutritional needs during and after pregnancy—and provide clear instructions regarding the correct and safe use of infant formula—are falling dangerously short.
Producing market-ready low-emissions fuel from food waste
Four major global and national challenges - clean energy, food wastage, competition for arable land, and energy security - are being addressed by a new solar-driven liquid-fuel production method set to power aircraft and agricultural vehicles.
Tracing food crops’ source through genetic analysis
State-of-the-art DNA tracking methods developed at the University of Adelaide are set to help fibre, food and plant oil producers and processors verify their products’ source of origin—and support authorities fighting fraud.
Uncovering how we choose our food
With countless factors – including many ethical – influencing modern-day Australians’ food choices, ongoing research into how and why we reach our decisions is providing invaluable intelligence for local food producers and policymakers.
Unlocking the secrets of complex carbs
Influencing far more than just our energy levels and waistlines, complex carbohydrates are one of the most important building blocks of existence—and we are a global leader in their investigation.
Smart research powers smart cities
The University of Adelaide’s Australian Smart Cities Consortium works with state and local government, industry and entrepreneurs, to improve the experiences of people living in our cities.
Nurturing the innovation generation
A new generation of University of Adelaide students are preparing to take our urban lives to entirely new levels of sophistication, satisfaction and sustainability.
Peace, serenity and microbial transfer
This much we know: biodiverse urban green spaces are good for us.
Augmenting community harmony and understanding
The concept of Smart Cities is often linked with the use of advanced “big data” technology to inform safer, more efficient services and living environments.
Roads better travelled
Thanks to a new wave of technological innovation, Smart Cities are set to achieve higher levels of transport safety and efficiency than previously thought possible.
Social smarts guiding international tech take-up
On paper, smart technology would appear capable of supporting and enhancing virtually every aspect of urban life. But in real world applications, of course, technological capability is no guarantee of success.