Making a difference: Outcomes of ARC supported research 2020–21
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
EMPOWERING AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY
- Centre of Excellence giving solar energy a twist
- It’s all in the coating – creating longer lasting steel products
- Harvesting human waste for green energy
- Future is fully charged with new battery technology
- Making tall timber buildings fire safe
- Increasing the safety of coal miners
- The future humanities workforce
ADVANCING SOCIAL AND CULTURAL OUTCOMES
- Using film to tell the story of our national history
- Kicking caffeine
- Teen mental health study
- Research explores the stress of unaffordable housing market on older renters
- Shells, bones and fishhooks tell a story of sea level change
- Netflix: an entertainment gamechanger
- Internet of Things improving Australian lives
DISCOVERY AND FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH
- Ig Noble prize for research using intoxicated worms
- Rare ring galaxy captured 11 billion light-years away
- Study of rat skulls reveals an unexpectedly simple recipe for adaptive success
- Neanderthals were as familiar with the sea as modern humans
- Huge new dataset reveals chemical data on 600,000 stars
- Unlocking Macquarie Island’s geological secrets
- What opal fossils tell us about giant Australian dinosaurs
- How the human brain processes visual information
FIRST AUSTRALIANS’ COLLABORATIONS AND KNOWLEDGES
- Ancient food debris tells the story of 65,000 years
- Graffiti records the stories of conflict
- Rolling out a paper-based medical gown
- Healing land and people with biodiversity research
- Dating Gwion Gwion rock art figures in the Kimberley
- First underwater Indigenous sites found on Australian seabed
RESPONDING TO COVID-19
- The changing workforce under COVID-19
- Economic modelling of COVID-19 scenarios
- Rolling out a paper-based medical gown
- ARC-supported researchers at the forefront of the race to understand COVID
- Effects of COVID-19 on globalisation and migration
IMPROVING HEALTH AND WELLBEING
- Artificial Intelligence improving the study of brain disease
- New research reveals the damaging role of a superbug in the gut
- World-first 3D printed chest reconstruction implant
- Tiny tech gets to the heart of disease
- Insect wings might be the new weapon against ‘superbugs’
- 'Smart’ wound dressing technology
UNDERSTANDING THE NATURAL WORLD
- Tick saliva protein could one day help treat inflammatory diseases
- The tree whose sting is like a spider bite
- Cell gatekeepers could be the key to better crops
- Heatwaves around the world increase
- Restoring underwater leafy habitats
- Warmer ocean temperatures affecting baby sharks
- Animal responses to bushfire
ISSN (Print) 2209-6000
ISSN (Online) 2209-7414
Published: August 2021
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- Cover Credit: Curtin University.
- Inside cover: Turquoise watercolor wave. Credit: iStock.com/Anna Rodionova.
- Contents page:
- 'Contents': The Figueira Brava cave on the Portuguese coast was used as a shelter by Neanderthal populations over the course of twentymillennia. Credit: Pedro Souto.
- Empowering Australian industry: The tuneable emission colour of a solution of various bromide-based perovskite nanocrystals under UV light. Credit: DrWenping Yin.
- Advancing social and cultural outcomes: Soda pop. Credit: iStock.com/carlofranco.
- Discovery and fundamental research: View of one of the excavation areas at Figueira Brava cave. Credit: João Zilhão.
- First Australians’ collaborations and knowledges: NAIDOCWeek. Credit: Curtin University.
- Responding to COVID-19: Professor Warwick McKibbin AO, CEPAR Chief Investigator, Director of Policy Engagement and ANU.Node Leader Credit: ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research.
- Improving health and wellbeing: Beach. Credit: iStock.com/magedepotpro.
- Understanding the natural world: Associate Professor Adriana Vergés measuring crayweed. Credit: John Turnbull.
- Scheme Information: Background with turquoise watercolor. Credit: iStock.com/Anna Rodionova.