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Curious Question about the Colour of Capsicums

Ever wondered what the difference is between red and green capsicums? The science education crew from the TV show Scope posed this exact conundrum to our very own Associate Professor Amanda Able.
Amanda’s expertise is in plant science and is based out at the Waite campus of The University of Adelaide.
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Faculty of Sciences student wins the Young Achiever Flinders Ports Environment Award

PhD candidate Sarah Catalano has come a long way since 2010 when she was about to complete her Honours Degree!
Sarah has recently completed her PhD studying the dicyemid parasite fauna of southern Australian squid, octopus and cuttlefish species.  Sarah’s research has uncovered 10 new dicyemid parasite species, representing the first new species descriptions from Australian [...]

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Faculty of Sciences Researchers develop a barley variety that extends the shelf life of beer

Jason Eglington’s Barley Breeding group from the Faculty of Sciences School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the Waite campus developed the new variety of barley aptly named ‘Charger’ in a three-way partnership with Carlsberg, Heinekin and the University of Adelaide. For brewing companies and indeed beer lovers around the world,  this is BIG NEWS.  [...]

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Fringe Science – PhD student claims beer is the reason we’re here!

Faculty of Sciences PhD student Noby Leong claims that beer is the reason we’re alive today!
The 25 year old Chemistry student will debut his Adelaide Fringe Festival show at The Science Exchange from Thursday to Saturday, February 20-22, 6:30-7:30pm. Adults $17, concession $15. Details:
For more insight into this fascinating beer logic (and the science [...]

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Chemistry Spectacular 2013

Once again the School of Chemistry and Physics will be staging their exciting Chemistry stage show – Chemistry Spectacular
It will take place at the University of Adelaide’s Scott Theatre, Schultz Building, North Terrace (G5 on the map).
Chemistry Spectacular features thrilling experiments and amazing demonstrations which is enjoyed both young and old.
There are 2 shows:

High School [...]

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Faculty of Sciences Winners – 3MT 2013

Congratulations to Noby Leong (School of Chemistry and Physics) and Deborah Furst (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences), our two Faculty of Sciences finalists who will represent us at the University of Adelaide Final.
The University’s Final 3MT is held at the National Wine Centre on Tue 10th Sept @ 5.30-7.30pm
Well done guys and good luck!
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Science Experience, Jan 15-17 at The University of Adelaide

The Science Experience program is designed to give students who have an interest in science, an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work!
The University of Adelaide run the program in mid January each year (15-17 Jan 2013).  Students wishing to undertake the [...]

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New joint centre focuses on Chinese medicine

Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine at the molecular level with the ultimate aim of its integration into Western medicine is the focus of a joint Australian-Chinese Research Centre which was announced in Beijing last Friday, 11th May 2012.
The Zhendong Australia China Centre for Molecular Traditional Chinese Medicine is a joint centre between the University of Adelaide, [...]

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Record $44.8 million health funding for Uni of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide has today cemented its reputation as one of the premier health and medical research institutions in Australia after being awarded a record $44.8 million in Federal Government funding.
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Chemistry Spectacular 31st Oct 2011

Chemistry Spectacular is an exciting stage show featuring a range of spectacular, thrilling and attention-grabbing demonstrations which will motivate, inspire and delight!

Our world-class chemistry experts will enthrall with experiments featuring sparks, explosions, bangs and flames – and you’ll also discover the captivating chemistry that happens behind the [...]

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