Flinders welcomes fairy penguins

Flinders University is preparing for the arrival of two captive bred Little Penguins, which will move into the University’s state-of-the-art Biology Discovery Centre today (February 14).

Unearthing the history of the Naracoorte Caves

Flinders University researcher Amy Macken has discovered the age of sedimentary layers in the Naracoorte Caves using a cutting-edge computer modelling technique that has never before been used on an Australian fossil site.

Evolution’s first breath

In a major evolutionary discovery, Flinders University palaeontologist Professor John Long (pictured) has found evidence to show that four-legged animals first developed the ability to breathe air as ancient fish in water.

Maximising solar cells

With silicon solar cells set to become a thing of the past, a Flinders University researcher has developed a novel computer system to find the best emerging carbon nanotubes to fuel the future.

Student research earns Flinders praise

Fossil deposits in the Naracoorte Caves, parental involvement in junior football and Australia’s adoption of compulsory voting are among the winning research themes of Flinders University’s 2013 Best Student Research Paper Awards.

Birds thrive in new nest

The first flocks of birds to move into Flinders University’s state-of-the-art Biology Discovery Centre are thriving in their new surrounds.