New research from Australia and Sweden has shown how a dragonfly's brain anticipates the movement of its prey, enabling it to hunt successfully. This knowledge could lead to innovations in fields such as robot vision.
21-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Fewer Australian teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Aussie school students, based on the findings of the latest study by Adelaide researchers.
20-Jul-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Australian researchers.
12-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
University of Adelaide researchers have for the first time demonstrated that the ocean acidification expected in the future will reduce fish diversity significantly, with small ‘weedy’ species dominating marine environments.
5-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Ancestors of the iconic New Zealand Christmas Tree, Pōhutukawa, may have originated in Australia, new fossil research from the University of Adelaide suggests.
22-Jun-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Australian scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a ‘clean’ process using solar energy.
20-Jun-2017 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Researchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients.
20-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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...
8-Jun-2017 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites
A suicide prevention expert has called for the term "homicide bomber" to replace the widely used "suicide bomber", because he says people who kill themselves while murdering others have few similarities to actual suicide victims.
3-Sep-2013 9:00 AM EDT
After decades of research, scientists continue to uncover the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids – and there are many more discoveries yet to come, according to a nutrition researcher being honored for his lifetime of achievement in this field.
16-Apr-2012 9:00 AM EDT
Physics experts at the University of Adelaide believe the new ball created for the 2010 World Cup, called the Jabulani, will play "harder and faster", bending more unpredictably than its predecessor.
8-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT
A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist has sounded a worldwide warning of the potential lethal dangers of herbal medicines if taken in large quantities, injected, or combined with prescription drugs.
8-Feb-2010 8:30 AM EST
A University of Adelaide petroleum geologist is spearheading an international project to extract more oil and gas from the ground, potentially saving companies billions of dollars.
17-Feb-2009 9:45 PM EST
Researchers from the University of Adelaide, Australia, have launched the largest study of its kind in the world in a bid to better understand the possible genetic causes of cerebral palsy, lead by Chief Investigator Alastair MacLennan.
2-Jul-2008 3:30 PM EDT
One of Australia's leading environmentalists will spearhead a world-class project to help revegetate the Mount Lofty Ranges, to stave off the effects of climate change and halt the loss of bird, animal and plant species.
18-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
A University of Adelaide researcher will lead an Australian project to help address the world's biggest nutritional deficiency "“ lack of iron.
11-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT