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Carbon Nexus, Professor Bronwyn Fox (right)
Class: technology-style
Reinventing the wheel - Part one
Like many heavy industry-based regional economies, Geelong found its economy collapsing in the face of globalisation. However the city is now set to be the centre of an advanced manufacturing industry , based on the manufacture and use of the lightest of materials.
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LANDTEM, image supplied by CSIRO
Class: science-style
Making mineral exploration easy
LANDTEM, an Australian invention that creates a three-dimensional map of underground ore bodies has uncovered deposits worth A$4 billion in Australia and A$10 billion globally. The technology developm ...
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Associate Professor Udantha Abeyratne, The University of Queensland
Class: science-style
Cough into my smartphone
Drawing on a lifetime of innovative research conducted across several countries, Associate Professor Udantha Abeyratne of the University of Queensland has developed technology capable of diagnosing re ...
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Education Technology
Class: technology-style
The business of distance education
The opportunity for education technology is truly a global one, and Australian entrepreneurs are at the forefront of fast-growing markets for education content and delivery.
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Rodney Brooks and Sawyer, Rethink Robotics
Class: technology-style
Rethinking Robots
Rodney Brooks is a global robotics pioneer. Raised in Adelaide, Brooks is the Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the founder of a company which is ...
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Image provided by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), credit James Gathany
Class: science-style | science-style | society-style
Australia's mosquito men
An international team of scientists led by Professor Scott O’Neill of Monash University has developed a natural method to reduce the spread of dengue fever across the tropics. He and fellow Australian ...
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Tania Yuki, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the social media analysis firm, Shareablee
Class: technology-style
Social Climber
Tania Yuki has taken the New York tech world by storm with her social media analysis firm, Shareablee, and credits her Australian upbringing with her fearless approach to business.
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MessageStick CEO, Michael McLeod
Class: business-style
A life-changing business
In building his $10 million communications business, Indigenous entrepreneur Michael McLeod has shown drive and determination to break the cycle of dependency into which he had fallen. He has also fou ...
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Anita Heiss, one of Australia’s most prolific Aboriginal authors
Class: culture-style
The Storyteller
Anita Heiss is one of Australia’s most prolific Aboriginal authors. She’s penned a dozen books and has another three on the way. But she still has unfinished business when it comes to Australian liter ...
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Class: science-style
Diamonds are a scientist's best friend
Dr Amanda Barnard is one of Australia’s leading scientists and an award-winning researcher with a growing international profile. Her diamond nanoparticle discovery has the potential to change the live ...
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