Posts by Crystal Ladiges
The slick new nano fabric mopping up oil spills
Our new nano fabric could be a viable new solution in dealing with environmental disasters like oil spills.
Cactus-inspired skin gives electric cars a spike
We've invented of a new type of membrane, a cactus-inspired design that has the potential to significantly boost the performance of fuel cells.
Wrapper’s delight: flexible electronics have you covered this Christmas
Our scientists are generally known for their tenacity, curiosity and dedication to their field of research. What they’re less known for is their gift-wrapping skills. That is, until now.
Designer crystals for next-gen electronics
A new method using vapour to grow designer tiny crystals, known as metal organic frameworks, could lead to a new breed of faster, more powerful electronic devices.
How we helped reinvent the wheel
The new Ford Mustang is sporting the world's first mass-produced carbon fibre wheels - and we steered them to safety.
Extreme makeover for surgical implants
We’ve partnered with Australian medical devices company Anatomics to develop better surgical implants, helping patients recovering from trauma and other debilitating medical conditions.
Mapping the PTSD brain
This Anzac Day, Australia and New Zealand commemorate 100 years since the beginning of WWI’s Gallipoli, a campaign famous for […]
Keeping up with the Joneses: Who has the coolest house?
My Climate is an interactive tool showing thermal imaging of Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip, helping to inform household energy decisions.
Mission accomplished: lost bushwalker saved by flying robots
Teams from around the world competed in the search and rescue mission to save a mannequin (AKA: Outback Joe) in our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Challenge.
Kids raid caves in virtual classroom
We're using the 3D maps of the Jenolan Caves, to create an interactive game for students to explore a virtual representation of the would famous site.
New diet program: The weight is over
Had enough of diet fads? We've developed a science-based meal replacement program that will help you lose weight in a safe and nutritionally balanced way.
Is this the future of lighting?
Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are an emerging technology that deliver bright, thin, highly efficient displays with excellent colour purity. They work by taking an organic material, either small molecules or polymers, and sandwiching them between two electrodes.