Posts by Kashmi Ranasinghe
Vaccinating machine learning against attacks
Vaccines aren’t just for humans. Our researchers have developed world-first techniques to 'vaccinate' algorithms against attacks, a significant advancement in machine learning research.
A scientific show and tell with Dr Larry Marshall
We put our Chief Executive, Dr Larry Marshall up for a special episode of Q&A. But we’ve since had a lot of questions about what he raised on the show. So like Larry after smuggling all his gadgets into the ABC studios, let’s unpack all the highlights and what they mean for cleaner energy.
How climate change might impact marine life
A global team of researchers have used modelling techniques to better understand the impact of climate change on marine life in Australia and around the world.
Why there’s more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised
This week brought news that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels at the Mauna Loa atmospheric observatory in Hawaii have risen steeply for the seventh year in a row, reaching a May 2019 average of 414.7 parts per million (ppm). But in truth, the amount of greenhouse gas in our atmosphere is higher still.
Baby sharks: tracking along our east coast
Satellite and acoustic technologies have revealed the complex movement patterns of juvenile white sharks on Australia’s east coast.
What’s the catch? Fishing boats double to 3.7 million
As demand for fish continues to grow, new research has revealed that the global fishing fleet has doubled to 3.7 million.
Our scientists doing us proud
Two of our recently appointed Australian Academy of Science Fellows tell us about their work helping to create resilient and valuable environments.
Breaking the mould: gold-digging fungi found in WA
Australian scientists have discovered gold-coated fungi near Boddington in Western Australia. And it may offer clues for finding new gold deposits.
Can AI help fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs?
Humanity is in a race against time to develop new ways to keep rapidly evolving superbugs in check. We’re collaborating on an AI-powered network to help.
Recapping Pint of Science in 140 characters
From 20-22 May, Pint of Science wanted you to experience science first hand, straight from the horse's mouth. But rather than recounting how much fun it was to hear emerging research over a pint (or two!), why don't we do the same? Let's experience Pint of Science first hand!
Eastern China pinpointed as source of rogue ozone-depleting emissions
Research published by an international team today in Nature used a global network of monitoring stations to pinpoint the source of the rogue emissions. According to these data, 40-60% of the increase in emissions seen since 2013 is due to possibly illegal industrial activity in the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Hebei.
Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate change
In a paper published today in Nature Sustainability, we propose a new technique to clean the atmosphere of the second most powerful greenhouse gas people produce: methane. The technique could restore the concentration of methane to levels found before the Industrial Revolution, and in doing so, reduce global warming by one-sixth.