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Inspiring South Australia

Launch 11am, Friday 17 April

South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA

A 3D printed dinosaur head, a tent full of butterflies and a brain that lights up.

South Australia is launching a state-wide $1 million program today with a bang – featuring the 3D printed head of a Plesiosaur, a light-up brain and a tent full of butterflies.

The $1 million state-wide initiative to inspire South Australians with their local science is being launched today with State and Federal Ministers and Science Week event organisers.

The team from SciWorld performing their pop-up science

The team from SciWorld performing their pop-up science

Pop-up Science at AFL Matches, navigating neuroscience for children, and fossil sieving at the Kelly Hill Caves are just some of the National Science Week projects that have received grants under the new initiative.

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The Aussie hearing system you can set up yourself or for your gran: online and on your phone

From the bionic ear to the ‘audiologist in your pocket’ – high performance, low cost hearing for the four million of us who don’t want to admit our hearing loss

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An Australian company has completed a trifecta of tools to help Australians take care of their own hearing without the stress and expense of audiology visits. It’s the product of decades of government-backed research. Read the full article →

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Coral trout in protected ‘green zones’ are not only bigger and more abundant than those in fished ‘blue zones’ of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but they are also better able to cope with cyclone damage, according to a long-term study published today in Current Biology.

Coral trout biomass has more than doubled since the 1980s in the green zones with most of the growth occurring since the 2004 rezoning. These and other changes identified by the study show that the green zones are contributing to the health of the Great Barrier Reef and that similar approaches may be beneficial for coral reefs around the world. Read the full article →

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In 2014, The British Council and Fresh Science joined forces to bring FameLab to Australia. This year FameLab and Fresh Science will be independent events.

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Made in Melbourne and on display at the Avalon International Airshow

Opening new manufacturing opportunities for Australia in aerospace, medicine and light industry

Media call 11 am Thursday 26 February at the Victorian Government Stand, Hall 2, Avalon International Airshow. HD overlay of the printers at work also available.

Monash University researchers along with collaborators from CSIRO and Deakin University have printed a jet engine. In fact Monash and their spin-out company Amaero, have printed two engines. One is on display this week at the International Air Show in Avalon, while the second is displayed in Toulouse at the French aerospace company Microturbo (Safran).

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Nominations for the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science now open, closing 26 March

NEW AWARD TO RECOGNISE SUCCESS IN SCIENCE

The Australian Government will recognise the practical and commercial successes of Australian scientists, with a new award to be added to the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. Read the full article →

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