Posts by Nicholas Kachel
Say hello to NASA’s latest spacecraft tracking antenna
NASA will be able to better support future robotic and human space missions with the completion and full operation of a new antenna dish at our Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
State of the Climate 2016: Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO
The new State of the Climate report outlines Australia's rising temperatures and its regional rainfall declines - and the trends that are locked in for the coming few decades due to greenhouse emissions.
Narrabri’s second-gen astronomy star shines bright on the world stage
Vikram Ravi has been awarded two prestigious international prizes for his ground-breaking doctoral research on supermassive black holes.
Smart technologies can fix our bleeding healthcare system
We have conducted Australia’s first large-scale trial of home-based telehealth services for managing chronic diseases in elderly patients.
Dairy and weight loss: what’s the story?
A recent scientific review found that dairy consumption in the context of controlled calories may actually enhance weight loss and body composition changes - but it won't work for everyone.
Stopping superbugs with a protective coat
We've developed a polymer based coating for implantable medical devices that prevent bacteria from sticking to the surface and forming into a biofilm antibiotics can’t penetrate.
Athletes launch in to their best dive with Data61’s Dive Mechanic
A new piece of diving software developed by Data61 is helping Aussie divers in elite competition.
What if intelligent machines could learn from each other
Artificial intelligence gives technology the ability to learn and adapt. But they can learn a lot more if they can share their learning with other smart devices.
Are gold medals worth their weight?
They're priceless to the athletes that invest years of hard training and personal sacrifice, and can attract millions of dollars in sponsorship money. But what is an Olympic gold medal actually worth?
Pest arrivals means we need new weapons on our borders
A suite of exotic pests have been detected in Australia recently, emphasising that we are under increasing pressure from biosecurity threats.
Weed whacking wins in the biocontrol battle
We've been using biocontrol to weed out some of Australia's worst plant pests, including the widespread Crofton weed on Lord Howe Island.