All photovoltaic (PV) panels become slightly less efficient as their temperature rises, so cooling them can lead to better energy production, especially in warm climates. This is where the idea of building solar PV farms on or near water starts to look more attractive.
We’ve been leading the science and innovation charge in Australia for a while now, and while this year marks the 100th year of government science funding in Australia, it’s also the 60th year since Australia’s first computer was shipped to Victoria to begin its second life under a new name.
Our scientists at the Australia e-Health Research Centre have partnered with the Hollywood Private Hospital in Perth to conduct the world’s first large scale ocular biomarker study for mental health disorders.
A new survey has found that 1 in 6 Australians are avoiding milk and dairy products in their diet – and a worrying percentage may be doing it for the wrong reasons.
We’re hosting Eighteen04, a start-up organisation that fosters other clean technology start-ups, at our Energy Centre in Newcastle
A world-first was achieved this week at the University of New South Wales who found a way to improve the light-gathering ability of solar cells.
Our next-generation radio telescope just created an image of the cosmos with the most number of ‘beams’ ever produced to date, trained to the one patch of sky.
We’re field testing a new malaria breath test to help the global fight against malaria, which killed more than half a million people in 2013 alone.
Few people know or recall the story of the last person to walk on the Moon during the 1972, Apollo 17 mission. But that is about to change with the release of a new film called ‘The Last Man on the Moon’ and an Australian speaking tour hosted by our very own astronomer, Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith.