Posts by Eliza Keck
Our food detectives are on the case
Just as a fingerprint can identify a person, our food detectives are working to stamp out food fraud by using isotopes to trace food from the paddock to the plate.
X-rays of rocks show their super-fluid past, and reveal mineral deposits vital for batteries
New X-ray technologies reveal some of the incredible processes that took place in Earth’s geological history – and should help us identify new high value ores.
The Midas lunch: we fed prawns gold and sifted through the mess, for science
The secret to better prawn health could be in their digestive system, and feeding them gold could help to provide the answer.
Curious Kids: How do moths eat our clothes?
Moths aren't the real culprit for those pesky holes in your shirts...
Hyper for hydrogen: our world first for carbon-free fuel
For the first time in the world, a hydrogen car has been powered by a fuel derived from ammonia, thanks to our hydrogen membrane tech. And now that tech is being commericalised to help bring a hydrogen industry closer to reality.
This is heavy: Big K dumped
The kilogram has been redefined, changing from a physical object called the ‘Big K’ to a fundamental law of physics.
Behind the book: scientists telling stories for kids
Armed with tales of walking on water, smelling fingerprints and surviving against the odds, meet the scientists who are writing children’s books.
No one can hear you scream in here
This Halloween we thought we’d test run our new anechoic chamber on the spine chilling screams from our favourite horror movies…
A booster shot for Australian biomedical start ups
Aussie biotech start-ups will soon have access to state of the art, early-stage biologics manufacturing facility making it faster for them to bring new life-saving treatments to clinical trials.
Curious Kids: Why do flies vomit on their food?
Bush flies and blowflies all vomit on their food, but other flies are a little more polite at the dinner table and don’t vomit at all.
Don’t resist resistance: get lifting as you get older
We’re shredding some light on exercise for weight loss for Australian adults.