Posts by Tilly Brooks
Let’s get quiz-ical: March science quiz questions
It's time to find out what you remember from the last month of science news and break the boredom in isolation.
Sunflowers help researchers advise on managing cotton pests
We’ve planted sunflowers between rows of cotton to act as windbreaks and so that helpful insects to thrive and help deal with insect pests. In turn, this helps cotton farmers limit their use of harsh insecticides. It’s part of what’s called integrated pest management.
Plastic pollution gets trapped on the beach
A significant amount of plastic pollution from our ocean ends up washed up along our coasts, mostly towards the back of the beach where it becomes trapped in vegetation.
Heavy metals rock termite mounds
Zinc isotopes found in manganese crust samples of soils and termite mounds are helping mineral explorers find hidden deposits of critical metals below the surface.
Our female leaders are the business
Two of our innovative female leaders have been nominated in this year's Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Congratulations Dr Sarah Pearce and Zoe Piper!
Optical filters focus on the Sun
The European Space Agency and NASA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft launched last week on a 10-year mission. It will capture some of the most detailed images of the sun that have ever been seen before, using our special optical filters.
Three online tools for smarter farming
We’ve got three new online tools for Australian agribusiness, including carbon farming, fertiliser runoff and weather analytics.
Honouring Australia’s top STEM students and educators
Set your sights on the next generation leading the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) game. We’ve announced the winners!
Bunker-down the smart way in a bushfire
Bushfire bunkers can save lives. We're working with the Victorian Country Fire Authority to provide scientific input into bushfire bunkers.
Out of this world: work experience at NASA!
Ever wondered what it’s like to work at NASA? One of our researchers has recently returned from a three-month stint at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs in the USA.
How does smoke, dust and hail affect solar panel performance?
Australia has been battered by dust storms, hailstorms and bushfires this summer. What does extreme weather mean for solar panel performance on your roof?