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The world's first printed jet engine

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 ...

dateFeb 25, 2015 in Engineering
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Strengthening carbon fiber for vehicle use

Lighter-weight, fuel-efficient cars may be closer to reality thanks to Geelong researchers who are giving carbon fibre the gripping power it needs to be able to stand up to impacts from motorists.

dateJun 17, 2014 in Engineering
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Building on mud: When can we start?

A Queensland engineer can now predict how long it takes for reclaimed land to become suitable for development, potentially saving millions of dollars in building costs.

dateSep 30, 2013 in Environment
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The fastest sperm may not be best

For sea squirts the key to a long and happy life is to be fertilized not by a fast sperm, but by one that stands the test of time, Dr Angela Crean, from the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre at the University ...

dateAug 14, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Using genes to counter rust

An international study led by a Queensland scientist has found a way to better safeguard an important food crop—and the world's beer supply.

dateAug 05, 2013 in Biotechnology
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How 'junk DNA' can control cell development

Researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney's Centenary Institute have confirmed that, far from being "junk", the 97 per cent of human DNA that does not encode instructions for making proteins can play ...

dateAug 02, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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