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Coronavirus live news: Americans warned not to take cruises; New South Wales-Victoria border to reopen Sunday night

G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; Victoria lifts outdoor mask requirements; Adelaide emerges from lockdown; NSW-Victoria state border reopens at midnight on Sunday after three monthsUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day as catastrophic crisis hits new heightsAustralia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26am GMT US president Donald Trump ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Saudi Arabia, US, G20, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Donald Trump, Reuters, NSW Victoria, Fake News

Coronavirus live news: Victoria eases restrictions as Adelaide emerges from lockdown and UK records 341 more deaths

In Australia, Adelaide residents emerge from several days of strict lockdown and Victoria is poised for final steps out of restrictions; UK records 341 deaths within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines. Follow latest updatesDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayAustralia funds Nasal spray which could fight Covid See all our coronavirus coverage 12.29am GMT Hi, ...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Helen Sullivan, Australia Adelaide, Coronavirus, COVID

Coronavirus live news: Adelaide emerges from lockdown; UK records 341 more deaths; G20 vaccine pledge

In Australia, Adelaide residents emerge from several days of strict lockdown and Victoria is poised for final steps out of restrictions; UK records 341 deaths within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines. Follow latest updatesDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayAustralia funds Nasal spray which could fight Covid See all our coronavirus coverage 11.27pm GMT In t...
Tags: UK, Texas, Science, World news, Australia news, Ap, United States, Infectious Diseases, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, El Paso, Texas National Guard, Australia Adelaide, Coronavirus

Coronavirus live news: India passes 9m cases; EU 'to pay $10bn for vaccines'

Bloc will buy 425m doses of treatments from Pfizer/BioNTech and CureVac; US has recorded 1m cases in past week; Russia and Japan on ‘maximum alert’California enacts coronavirus curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents One death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availability 6.33am GMT Almost a million peo...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Australia, California, China, Russia, India, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Adelaide

Coronavirus live news: US doctors urge Trump to share Covid data; record cases in Tokyo

Medical establishment says cooperation can save lives; UK pressed to open transatlantic travel corridors; South Australia locks down for 6 daysRepublican senator Chuck Grassley tests positiveTrump administration has ‘checked out’ as Covid-19 surges, experts sayUK urged to open up transatlantic corridors as ‘Covid-free’ flight arrivesUK police can resume issuing instant £10,000 Covid fines 6.24am GMT Almost half of the headteachers in England are considering quitting their jobs after the pand...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, World news, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Chuck Grassley, Adelaide, Guardian, Tokyo, South Australia, Trump, National Association of Head Teachers, Coronavirus

'Mother Nature Putting on a Show': Strong Winds Send Waves Over Cliffs in Western Australia

Damaging winds whipped up massive swells off the southern coast of Western Australia, with waves seen bursting above the sea cliffs near Albany on May 6.Abnormally high tides and dangerous surf conditions were forecast for most of the state’s south coast by the Bureau of Meteorology. Wind gusts as powerful as 76 km/h were observed in Albany on the Wednesday.The wild weather was wrought on the state by a cold front, which was predicted to move east into South Australia, bringing damaging winds an...
Tags: Science, News, Adelaide, South Australia, Western Australia, Albany, Bureau of Meteorology Wind, Tordirrup National Park

The fantastical Adelaide Fringe

From sky-high acrobatics to sultry-sequined burlesque, Adelaide's annual Fringe festival has long been transforming the city into an eclectic and vibrant hive of activity, attracting millions of visitors and directing millions of dollars into the South Australian economy. Yet, beyond the economics, new research shows that the Adelaide Fringe also plays a crucial role in building the State's social capital, a factor which is helping to combat South Australia's 'brain drain.'
Tags: Science, Adelaide, South Australia, Adelaide Fringe

Australian of the year: Dr James Muecke awarded top prize and Ashleigh Barty also honoured

Barty named young Australian of the year, Prof John Newnham the senior Australian of the year and Bernie Shakeshaft the 2020 Local HeroDr James Muecke, an eye surgeon who has dedicated his professional career to preventing blindness among the poorest people in the world, has been recognised as the 2020 Australian of the year.Adelaide-born Muecke, who began his medical career in Kenya, said it was an “enormous … tremendous honour” to be named Australian of the year for 2020: “such an auspicious y...
Tags: Science, Sport, Australia news, Tennis, Australia sport, Adelaide, Kenya, Australia Day, Barty, Ashleigh Barty, James Muecke, John Newnham, Bernie Shakeshaft, Muecke

Koala Mittens and Baby Bottles: Saving Australia's Animals After Fires

WATERHOLES, Australia -- The convoy of vehicles fleeing a raging inferno in the forest of southeastern Australia ferried a copious cargo: 11 koalas, 15 kangaroos, five chickens, two possums, two dogs and a lorikeet.Susan Pulis, who runs a wildlife shelter, had rallied her friends to pack the animals in blankets and baskets and take them to safety on the coast. One friend gutted her downstairs bedroom to house five of the kangaroos. Pulis has kept the youngest joeys in quilt pouches in another...
Tags: Science, Australia, New York Times, Farmers, Netherlands, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Kangaroo Island, Curtin University, Nicholson, Pulis, Dixon, Flinders University

Poster outside Australian university mocked for 'mansplaining'

A university in Australia has distanced itself from a much-ridiculed poster showing a “Masters of Mansplaining”. An advertisement, which appeared on a billboard in the city of Adelaide, showed five women surrounding a man and paying close attention as he appeared to make a point of great significance. The University of Adelaide has insisted it had nothing to do with it. A photograph of the billboard was posted on Instagram, with a caption saying: “our innovative education precinct is now offerin...
Tags: Science, Australia, Adelaide, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, ABC News The university, Renewal SA

Biologist to lead Sciences at Uni of Adelaide

An internationally esteemed cell biologist has been appointed the new Executive Dean of the University of Adelaide's Faculty of Sciences.
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Elon Musk’s dream ideas

From superfast trains to colonising Mars – a selection of Elon Musk’s extraordinary ideasMusk’s SpaceX enterprise was founded with the intention of making space travel affordable. By extension, Musk has stated that he hopes human beings will one day become a “multi-planetary species”. At the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide last September, Musk said he hopes to send cargo ships to the Red Planet within the next five years, with humans settling by 2024. Continue reading...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Adelaide, Mars, Hyperloop, Musk, Red Planet, International Astronautical Congress

Tesla's giant battery bailed out a coal power station nearly 620 miles away

Tesla's giant battery is already proving its worth, bailing out a coal power station nearly 620 miles (1,000 kilometres) away. The world's largest lithium ion battery, installed to alleviate South Australia's severe energy issues, was put to the test when it supplied emergency power to one of Australia's biggest coal units, reports Renew Economy. SEE ALSO: Tesla switches on the world's largest lithium ion battery Ironic, isn't it, that wind power just bailed out co...
Tags: Science, Australia, Tesla, Adelaide, Victoria, Getty, South Australia, Fairfax Media, Jamestown, Gladstone, Tom Koutsantonis, Powerpack, Neoen, Jamestown South Australia, Hornsdale Wind Farm, Loy Yang

Climate Change Champion and Pacific Island Leader launches Centre for Applied Conservation Science in Adelaide

(13 October 2017 -- Adelaide) Former President of the Republic of Kiribati and Conservation International (CI) Distinguished Fellow Anote Tong will officially launch the Centre for Applied Conservation Science at the University of Adelaide today.
Tags: Science, Adelaide, Pacific Island, University of Adelaide, Republic of Kiribati

Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia

Dutch team "Nuon" Thursday won an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across Australia's outback for the third-straight year, continuing its dominance of an innovative contest showcasing new vehicle technology. The World Solar Challenge, first run in 1987 and last held in 2015, began in the northern city of Darwin on Sunday morning, with 41 competing cars heading to the final destination of Adelaide in South Australia. "Welcome to #Adelaide @NuonSolarTeam, winner of the @bridgesto...
Tags: Science, Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Darwin, Schneider Electric, World Solar Challenge

Weekly Roundup, Friday 18 August, 2017

A view of the Yarra River, running through the world’s most livable city, having just been awarded that honor for the seventh year in a row. Guess where – see article, below. Good morning The searing heat of midsummer seems to be softening, and the traditional end of summer – Labor Day – is just around the corner.  How quickly the summer passed, although for sure, my garden is gasping for water. We had another two people join next year’s Grand Expedition of Great Britain this week.  We’re almos...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, London, Indonesia, Australia, Germany, Berlin, Miscellaneous, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Tech, David

Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinking

Fewer Australian teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Aussie students, based on the findings of the latest study by Adelaide researchers.
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Could Edible Insects Help Global Food Security?

Australian consumers in Adelaide are taking part in a University of Adelaide research study to help realise the potential for edible insects as a food industry. Consumer attitudes are being put to the test with an offering of roasted crickets and ants, mealworm cookies and cricket energy bars.
Tags: Science, Adelaide, University of Adelaide

Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back

The South Australian Museum wants to take a global lead in connecting its enormous collection with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopleJohn Carty stands on a platform inside a vast warehouse on Adelaide’s outskirts. On the floor below and behind him are rack after rack of shelves and drawers housing tens of thousands of Australian Indigenous artefacts.There are about 5,000 spears and 3,000 boomerangs here, and hundreds upon hundreds of shields, thousands of pieces of decorative art and c...
Tags: Art, Science, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Anthropology, Adelaide, Exhibitions, Indigenous Australians, South Australia, British Museum, South Australian Museum, Torres Strait Islander peopleJohn Carty, Charles Mountford

Molten Silicon thermal energy storage system has higher energy density and ten times lower cost than lithium ion batteries for utility storage

1414 Degrees had its origins in patented (Australian) CSIRO research and has built a prototype molten silicon storage device which it is testing at its Tonsley Innovation Precinct site south of Adelaide.Chairman Kevin Moriarty says 1414 Degrees' process can store 500 kilowatt hours of energy in a 70-centimeter cube of molten silicon – about 36 times as much energy as Tesla's 14KWh Powerwall 2 lithium ion home storage battery in about the same space.Put another way, he says the company ca...
Tags: Energy, Science, Australia, Tesla, Materials, Innovation, Adelaide, CHP, South Australia, Tesla Powerwall, Moriarty, CSIRO, Kevin Moriarty, Economic Impact, ERD, Tonsley Innovation Precinct

90 years of monitoring change in arid zone

A 400 hectare piece of land in South Australia's outback, 400 kilometres north-east of Adelaide, is providing important data to help researchers and land and environmental managers understand arid zone ecology and the impacts of grazing by sheep and pests.
Tags: Science, Environment, Adelaide, South Australia

Vaccine that targets second Alzheimers protein reverse the disease once it has developed, human trials in two to three years

Researchers at Adelaide’s Flinders University have made an Alzheimer’s breakthrough that may result in world’s first dementia vaccine. Developed by Australian and US scientists, this vaccine may not only prevent but also reverse early stages of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia.The Alzheimer’s vaccine may be tested on humans within the next two to three years with US Government funding. Scientists from Flinders University and America’s Institute of Molecular Medicine and University o...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Australia, Future, US, America, Brain, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Adelaide, Disease, Alzheimer's, Vaccine, World Health Organisation WHO, Flinders University

Researchers are using Land Cruisers in the Outback as a wireless network

 Communication in the harsh, uninhabited and undeveloped environment of the Australian Outback is a huge challenge. That’s why Paul Gardner-Stephen, a senior lecturer at Flinders University in Adelaide, has partnered with Toyota and the communications and advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi on a solution. The three partners are building a literal mobile network, using fleets of… Read More
Tags: Science, Tech, Adelaide, Toyota, Outback, Flinders University, Saatchi Saatchi

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