How we helped reinvent the wheel
The new Ford Mustang is sporting the world's first mass-produced carbon fibre wheels - and we steered them to safety.
How do we sleep while the kitchen’s burning?
With the first day of winter comes a heightened risk of house fires. We look at a kitchen fire in action, plus we share our top tips to prevent house fires.
Bright Spark saves lives: finding order in the chaos of bushfires
Australians are all-too-familiar with the tragedy that a bushfire can cause - the destruction of homes and the loss of lives. We've been studying bushfire behaviour for many decades and have developed a piece of software that simulates fire spread - Spark.
Bushfires kill, but knowledge might make them less deadly
Our researchers have compiled 100 years of bushfire statistics to better understand the characteristics of Australia's summer bane.
Catching fire in a (big) bottle
Summer starts today – and it’s predicted to be a hot, dry one. Unfortunately, we all know what that means […]
The science of living with fire
The bushfire season isn’t wasting any time this year. There are already large fires in South Australia and NSW, and […]
Answering the burning questions
This week’s heatwave across southern Australia has reminded us of the serious dangers posed by grassfires. They might not sound […]
Here be 3D printed dragons
When 7-year-old Sophie wrote to us earlier this week asking for a dragon, what else could we do but use our high-tech facilities to 3D print one?
Accelerating our dragon R&D program
When 7-year-old Sophie wrote to Australia's leading science agency and asked for a dragon, we knew it was time to step up our dragon R&D program.
How oceans help predict extreme weather
Imagine if we could better predict when Australia could be hit by that awful dry hot weather that makes us […]
Fighting fire with (artificial) intelligence
By James Davidson Cylons, Skynet, HAL 9000, Agent Smith, Haley Joel Osment. With characters like these, it’s no wonder people […]