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Enter the machines

Worldwide, machines are undertaking complex tasks, “learning” from the outcomes and improving their performance accordingly. The possibilities are revolutionary; and many are being realised at the University of Adelaide.

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Parting the clouds

Through new-species discovery, expansive organism-abundance studies and advanced modelling, University of Adelaide researchers are expanding global biodiversity awareness and informing environmental decision-making.

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High Omega-3 eggs with Solar Eggs

Getting some extra omega-3 fatty acids in your diet will soon be easier with enriched eggs developed through a collaboration between the University of Adelaide and South Australian egg producer Solar Eggs.

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Taking up the fight

From fighting antibiotic resistance to boosting immunisation’s impact and demystifying neurodevelopmental disability, University of Adelaide scientists are working to give people all over the world a better quality of life.

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Peace, serenity and microbial transfer

This much we know: biodiverse urban green spaces are good for us.

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Accuracy ascending

The University of Adelaide is taking measurement and sensing to unprecedented levels of sensitivity, enabling step-change advances in defence, health, astronomy, food and wine.

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A deeper shade of green

It’s no secret: in humanity’s give-and-take planetary contract, we’re not keeping our end of the bargain. With big changes required throughout society, the University of Adelaide is looking well below the surface.

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Vodka from potato waste with Potatoes SA

Discarded potato peelings and pulp created by potato product manufacturers could soon be turned into a Premium South Australian Vodka.

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Gluten-free bread products with Riviera Bakery

Gluten-free bread products are often considered inferior in texture and taste compared to regular bread, but that is set to change with Riviera Bakery partnering with the University of Adelaide

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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.

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Apple spirit from cider pulp waste with the Hills Cider Company

A premium apple sprit made from leftover cider pulp is the goal of this collaboration between the Hills Cider Company and the University of Adelaide.

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Reading the Neandertal smile

Groundbreaking analysis of preserved Neandertal oral bacteria has provided the world’s first genetic evidence of their lifestyles.

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Superbug advance: detecting hidden bacteria opens door for treatment

Identification of superbug bacteria paves the way for new therapies and improved water purification in developing countries.

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Tequila plant offers fuel for the future

Agave, the plant best known for producing tequila, shows promise as a source of biofuel and other biochemical products.

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Gravity speaks

The discovery of gravitational waves could allow some of the universe’s greatest secrets to be answered

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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

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Barley breeding

The barley varieties developed by the University’s Barley Breeding Program account for approximately half of Australia’s barley production. Associate Professor Jason Eglinton leads the Program.

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