Australian women breaking new ground in science

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Celebrating the achievements of the Australian women breaking new ground in science – from the development of ‘green steel’ that re-thinks how we use waste, to breakthroughs in technology that help the visually-impaired see.

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Dr Carolyn McGregor; Photographer Kalvin Taylor University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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Professor Carolyn McGregor: Using Big Data to save tiny lives
Computer scientist Carolyn McGregor has developed a disruptive technology utilising big data, that is set to start a new era in personalised medicine. Her life-saving Artemis IT platform analyses patterns in data such as heartbeats and breathing in newborn babies and spots problems before they are apparent to medical staff. The approach has great potential to save lives and is now being applied beyond the neonatal intensive care ward to astronauts and tactical response units.
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Marita Cheng
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Marita Cheng: The Australian roboticist helping blind people see with the click of a button
Discover how roboticist Marita Cheng is helping vision-impaired people see the world around them.
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Veena Sahajwalla: UNSW SMaRT Lab
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Veena Sahajwalla: Waste Warrior
From Mumbai to Australia, scientist and engineer Veena Sahajwalla is revolutionising the way societies use waste, with a world-first invention - 'green steel'
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