Shark and neurone research makes for tall poppies

Marine biologist Dr Charlie Huveneers tracks sharks, including great whites: neuroscientist Dr Damien Keating tracks the communications between cells in the brain. Both Flinders University researchers have been named as 2010 Young Tall Poppies of Science at the South Australian awards ceremony on Tuesday, August 10.

Mobiles making the world a better place

As part of National Science Week, Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen is holding a free public demonstration of how a new mobile phone system has the potential to transform the lives of the poorest people in the world.

Taking a multilingual approach to literacy

A new approach to language learning that aims to improve literacy outcomes across languages by integrating foreign languages into daily classroom activities is currently being trialled in 11 primary schools across South Australia.

Researching great white shark tourism

Scientists and South Australian cage-diving operators are collaborating in a world-first project to ensure the State’s eco-tourism activities take good care of Australia’s protected white sharks

LED glasses step into the light

Light therapy glasses – spectacles that use inbuilt light emitting diodes (LEDs) to assist in resetting the body’s natural clock – are a step closer to commercial availability with the award of a grant from the Federal Government’s Commercialisation Australia fund.

Flinders robots make war games final

A first-year Flinders University science student has played an integral part in the development of super-smart robots that will come under the watchful eyes of high-ranking international defence officials at a war games event in November.

Federalism’s flickering fortunes

A revival of Australia’s system of federalism through stronger co-operation between States and Commonwealth was another casualty of the latter phase of Kevin Rudd’s prime ministership, according to a Flinders University political analyst.