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Australian Researchers Create Humidity-Resistant Solar Weatherproofing

January 27th, 2016

Indeed, summer is well and truly upon us when the metal of a seatbelt brands you or the concept of dreadlocks, as an attempt to control humidity hair frizz, is becoming increasingly appealing.  Undeniably, summer in Australia is notoriously hot, humid, and wet – or all three at once. Certainly, we’ve been taught since we were young to not underestimate the concept of humidity: it can make a warm day feel much hotter and is almost a trademark weather forecast for […]

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Research Contributes to a Quarter of Australia’s Economic Output

January 25th, 2016

From the cochlear implant, otherwise known as the bionic ear, to the medical application of penicillin, Australia actually has a rich history in science research and development (R&D). In fact, a new report by the Australian Academy of Science reveals that over the past twenty to thirty years, scientific advances have contributed to an estimated $330 billion of Australia’s economic growth. As the report reveals, this figure represents about a quarter of the national economy. Furthermore, the report found the […]

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5 Tips for Cultivating an Innovative Workplace

January 22nd, 2016

Certainly, the Australian government has been keen on innovation, as embodied in its announcement of its National Innovation and Science Agenda in December. However, is our workforce ready for an innovation overhaul as we embark on the ‘ideas boom’ in 2016? According to Randstad’s World of Work Report, based on 14,000 employees and employers from across Asia-Pacific, the biggest issue for the region’s businesses was the lack of talent that was required to expedite the innovation process.  In fact, nearly a […]

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Missed Tax Savings by The Mining Sector…

January 21st, 2016

Certainly, Australia’s colonial and federal history, its geographical isolation, huge landmass and small population have profoundly influenced the country’s industries, technologies and research institutions. This resource-rich history lead to what is more commonly known as the ‘mining boom’. In light of this, Australian industrial research and development (R&D) in the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was largely focused on the agriculture and mining industries. Whilst industry in Australia is historically a ‘user’ rather than a ‘creator’ of technology, […]

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