Posts by Nicholas Kachel
We just appointed our new Chief Scientist and she is one ‘super woman’
When Dr Cathy Foley isn't conducting ground-breaking research on super conductors she's spreading the word of STEM careers and their vitality for Australia. And now she's our Chief Scientist!
Vale Dr John La Salle
It is with regret that we announce our Atlas of Living Australia Director, Dr John La Salle, recently passed away.
Gene drive technology: A new hope in the fight against feral cats
With feral cats killing an estimated two thousand native animals each minute, measures beyond those of reserves and baiting need to be considered. Gene drives present a new area of research and public discussion.
New calculator helps you personalise your protein needs to support weight loss
Trying to lose weight to improve your health? You might not be eating the right types or amount of protein.
RV Investigator probe reveals Bass Strait shipwreck after ‘chance encounter’
Scientists on RV Investigator, while scanning the bottom of Bass Strait in a "lawn-mowing" operation, have discovered an 1890 shipwreck and uncovered more than they expected.
Reality bytes: How Augmented Reality will change our lives
Augmented reality is on the cusp of mainstream adoption and brimming with potential. It’s hard to imagine our lives now without the Internet, and in a couple of decades, Augmented Reality could be just as embedded in our lives as the World Wide Web.
Supercharging science with the Pawsey Centre
New funding for the Pawsey Centre supercomputers will help to solve some of our biggest challenges as well as create new opportunities for our science.
Distorted truths: the disturbing boom of ‘deepfakes’
Obama said what?!? As truth becomes increasingly fluid in the era of fake news, so-called 'deepfake' videos are muddying the waters even further. So what exactly are they, and what can we do to combat them?
The things we do for the love of science
From an electrician at the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) to an engineer in our Anechoic chamber down in Clayton, our people have had to learn some pretty niche skills on the job.
Water, earth, air: scientists in their elements
Our scientists are measuring the air, water and soil to better understand potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing in coal seam gas (CSG) production.
Lasers, legs and nuclear weapons: how robots are learning to see and move
Our team at Data61 has been working on equipping robots with sensory payloads that are designed for specific tasks, such as inspection, or providing information to the system that’s guiding the robot’s movements.