NT: Beer science, satellite selfies, and growing a hemp industry

Media releases, National Science Week

Great National Science Week stories and talent up for grabs around the Territory, including:

  • Growing hemp in the Territory
  • Will the climate get hotting in the Red Centre?
  • Your selfie from space
  • Can you brew a decent beer using a wild yeast caught from a backyard in Darwin?
  • Will the Territory be the centre of Australia’s new space race?
  • Can you save a cartoon character from being plunged into a vat of acid?—Darwin
  • Become a Carbon Counter and join the challenge cut our contribution to climate change.

More on these highlights below, and others at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, artists, performers and event organisers are available for interview throughout Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977

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The science of beer and wine

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National Science Week gets on the sauce, with events exploring brewing with algae, beers of the future, and the sensory secrets of pinot noir.

  • How will beer taste in the future?—Melbourne
  • What do algae have to do with beer making?—Sydney
  • Where does your pinot get its flavour and aroma from? Ask a wine scientist (yes, that is a real thing!)
  • What can four different brews teach you about the science of beer?—Hobart
  • Can you brew a decent beer using a wild yeast caught from a backyard in Darwin?

These are just a few of the intoxicating events happening across Australia during National Science Week (August 15 to 23).

If you’re after more great ideas for highly visual stories, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, brewers and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for publicity contacts for each event, or call:

Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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Stick insects meet dancing androids, cartoon characters in danger, making viruses from couscous, and more

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Great National Science Week ARTS stories up for grabs now around Australia.

  • Phasmid of the opera: performances featuring music, dance and a stick insect–Melbourne
  • How to make a reef from music and glass—Canberra
  • The art of event horizons–Melbourne
  • Famous Tasmanians talk science in the wilderness—Tasmania
  • Can you save a cartoon character from being plunged into a vat of acid?—Darwin
  • Beauty from the ashes: recovery after bushfires—Tasmania
  • Making viruses from couscous and chook-wire–Melbourne

These are just a few of the arts events happening across Australia during National Science Week (August 15 to 23).

If you’re after more great ideas for highly visual stories, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, artists and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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Satellite selfies, exploding watermelons, whale snot and more

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Great National Science Week EDUCATION stories up for grabs now around Australia.

Australia’s biggest science festival is splashing into real schools, school-at-home, and virtual classrooms. With this year’s activities migrating online, stories have local talent and national reach:

  • Make a melon go boom—Brisbane
  • Gamers: can you power up enough molecules to fire a laser?—Melbourne
  • Who are you calling ugly? Help Blobfish and his friends save their ocean homes—Adelaide
  • Discover the galaxy in your kitchen—Melbourne
  • Learn from 60,000 years of Aboriginal astronomy and Indigenous knowledge—Sydney
  • A whole-school selfie from space—Canberra and Northern Territory
  • From reef to desert: how far can a girl with a drone go?—Cairns
  • Meet the Marine Team: comedy science on film!—Melbourne
  • Whale snot in the classroom—Sydney
  • Become a Carbon Counter and join the challenge cut your contribution to climate change.

These are just a few of the events, activities and lessons for schools happening across Australia during National Science Week: August 15 to 23.

If you’re after more great ideas for highly visual stories, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, performers and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977 or 03 9398 1416.

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Fossil rivalry, deadly slime and kitchen astrophysics

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Great National Science Week ENTERTAINMENT stories up for grabs now around Australia.

As Australia’s biggest science festival migrates online, every story has national reach. Try these ideas:

  • Real whodunnits: learn the secrets of forensic investigation
  • How do superbugs get super-villain superpowers?
  • Discover storms on Jupiter—multiple events and locations
  • Giant wombats versus ichthyosaurs: which would win? Adelaide palaeontologists fight over which is the best fossil
  • Can you save a cartoon character from being plunged into a vat of acid?
  • Discover the galaxy in your kitchen
  • Hit the virtual science trail across Sydney

These are just a few of the events and activities happening across Australia during National Science Week: August 15 to 23.

If you’re after more great ideas for highly visual stories, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, performers and event organisers are available for interview throughout Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977

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SA: Dropbears, superbugs, and astrophysics meets Minecraft

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Great National Science Week stories and talent up for grabs around South Australia, including:

  • Are koalas really cuddly … or are they dropbears in disguise?
  • How do superbugs get super-villain powers?
  • Forget the Telstra shop. Your smartphone came from the stars. Find out how.
  • Giant wombats versus ichthyosaurs: which would win? Adelaide palaeontologists fight over the best fossil
  • Explore a gravitational wave detector via Minecraft
  • How can you tell good science from bad? Ask the experts (if you trust them!)
  • Meet the cuttlefish, sea-dragons, dolphins, sharks and rays of the Great Southern Reef – without getting wet
  • The science of blowing a record-breaking 19.8-metre soap bubble
  • Help SA’s endangered bandicoots find prickly new homes
  • Discover the love-hate relationship between butterflies and ants
  • Become a Carbon Counter and join the challenge cut our contribution to climate change.

More on these highlights below, and others at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, artists, performers and event organisers are available for interview throughout Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

Tanya Ha: tanya@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0404 083 863
Niall Byrne: niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or 0417 131 977

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Prehistoric predators, satellite selfies, reclaiming dark skies, and more

Media releases, National Science Week

Great stories and talent up for grabs around Australia, including:

  • Discover storms on Jupiter—multiple events and locations
  • Your selfie from space—Canberra and Northern Territory
  • Get your dark sky back—talent from Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne
  • Are bushfires good for plankton?—Tasmania
  • Giant wombats versus ichthyosaurs: which would win? Adelaide palaeontologists fight over which is the best fossil
  • Vaccines, coronavirus, criminal trials, and climate change: trusting science in a time of crisis—Melbourne
  • Is your diet good for the planet?—talent in Sydney and Melbourne
  • What will it take to keep the Great Barrier Reef great? Ask an expert—Gold Coast
  • Flying doctors: how do you save lives while flying thousands of metres above sea level?—Perth
  • Growing hemp in the Red Centre—Alice Springs

These are just a few of the events happening across Australia in National Science Week, August 15 to 23.

If you’re after more great ideas for stories, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, performers and event organisers are available for interview before and during National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

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The lure of koalas, sea-dragons, cuttlefish and cute little critters

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Great wildlife stories up for grabs now around Australia.

Are dropbears just koalas making mischief? Are there really dragons living near Adelaide? And just what curious creatures live in your garden?

These are just a few of the questions set to answered during this year’s National Science Week (August 15 to 23).

If you’re after more great ideas for highly visual stories, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.

Scientists, experts and event organisers are available for interview throughout National Science Week. Read on for contact details for each event, or call:

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Deep fake videos, imploding watermelons, and sautéed spiders: a taste of National Science Week

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2020 program goes virtual, DIY and well-spaced, accessible across the country

15 to 23 August – start scheduling stories now!

Workshops on conserving endangered honeyeaters, lessons in making sourdough bread, insights into Indigenous astronomy – the range of events in this year’s National Science Week is vast.

And because most of them are online, anyone can take part, no matter where they live. Broome residents can see the sea-dragons of the Great Southern Reef, Territorian students can join the Sydney-based challenge to eradicate malaria, and science fans in Penrith can test their ability to spot deep fake videos with a neuropsychologist in Melbourne.

There are stories here not just for science rounds, but also health, environment, kids, sport, tourism and the arts.

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Flexible phone screen chemicals kick off new industry partnership for South Korea and Australia

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Seoul firm KISCO and CSIRO invest in Melbourne’s Boron Molecular, taking CSIRO precision chemistry to new global customers

Launch: 3pm KST, 4pm AEST, Thursday 9 July 2020, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul and via Zoom
With His Excellency James Choi, Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.

KISCO manufacturing facility
Credit: KISCO

The next generation of flexible phone screens and other high tech products are one step closer to development following a partnership agreement between Melbourne company Boron Molecular; South Korean chemical company, the Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation (KISCO); and CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. KISCO and CSIRO will both take a minority shareholding in Boron Molecular.

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