Posts by Kashmi Ranasinghe
Seal of approval: Should we use PassivHaus or free-running design principles for Australian homes?
The national construction boom continues around Australia. So how do you build a comfortable, low-energy house? Should you seal up your house following PassivHaus principles or should you use passive cooling and heating design principles to create a free-running home?
Ashes to ashes, dust to life: how iron improves anaemic oceans
Anaemic oceans can lead to lower productivity in marine ecosystems with flow on effects for our atmosphere, climate and fisheries. Scientists on board our RV Investigator are investigating.
Meet our researcher: Logan Hellmrich
We take a dive into the depths of Ningaloo Reef's deepwater habitats and how Logan’s research will increase our understanding of these environments.
To become an innovation nation, we really need to think smaller
Just 5% of Australian businesses have collaborated with university researchers; and the smaller a company the less likely collaboration is.
A special supermoon Q&A with Dr Vanessa Moss
We had a lot of questions about May's total lunar eclipse and supermoon. Thankfully, Dr Vanessa Moss was able to help.
Green, blue, brown: the colours of hydrogen explained
Have you heard of green, blue or brown hydrogen? We explain how an element can come in different colours and why it matters.
Look up to see the Moon turn red
What is a total lunar eclipse and how can you capture it on your smartphone?
Meet our researcher: Dr Vanessa Moss
Dr Vanessa Moss is a Senior Experimental Researcher with us. We go through some ways she uncovers our Universe and makes it easier to do so.
Meet our researcher: Dr David McJannet
Australia is the world’s driest inhabited continent. It’s also one of the sunniest places on the planet. That means someone like hydrologist Dr David McJannet gets to do some incredibly interesting work.
They’re the bee’s knees: celebrating the insects who keep global ecosystems healthy
We're celebrating the bee on World Bee Day.
Vale Joy Bear: remembering the scientist behind petrichor
Isabel 'Joy' Bear passed away on 8 April 2021. We celebrate her contributions to our organisation and science, including describing petrichor.