Posts by Kashmi Ranasinghe
Using technology to better understand our Antarctic marine life
How do you measure data in such a large area for two species in a short amount of time? A team of scientists have used innovative technology to uncover the distribution of endangered blue whales and krill.
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s citizen science!
The Australian Birds of Prey in Flight book is a perfect example of the power of community and citizen science in action.
Phosphates to feed the world
We invented a new smelting process to produce phosphates for fertiliser. Called PyroPhos, it eliminates harmful waste found in other phosphate production processes and creates a valuable by-product which can be used in construction.
Ex marks the spot with creepy crawlies
Valentine’s Day – either you love it, or you hate it. This year, some clever organisations have given you a way to let you do just that and name a creepy crawly after your ex.
The latest buzz about Zika-resistant mozzies
Working with the University of California San Diego (UCSD), we’ve engineered Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the biggest transmitter of Zika, to be resistant to spreading this devastating virus.
You’ve got the power! Keeping our electricity during a heatwave
Nearly every state has seen temperatures of 35 degrees or above over the past few weeks. How will our electricity grid cope with the pressures of increasingly extreme weather? How do we moderate our energy consumption if there’s a chance power supplies can’t cope with our needs?
Three teens changing the world through STEM
This year’s BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Award finalists have their eyes set on changing the world through medicine, environmental science and engineering.
Weevils in amber reveal ancient ecosystems
100 million-year-old weevils trapped in amber are helping piece together earth’s ecological past.