Swinburne University of Technology

Turning winery waste into biofuels

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have developed a technique for converting winery waste into compounds that could have potential value as biofuels or medicines.

dateSep 23, 2014 in Biotechnology
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New technique controls fluids at the nanoscale

(Phys.org) —Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have revealed a revolutionary method of pumping fluid at the nanoscale level that has potential use for desalinating water and lab-on-a-chip ...

dateJun 30, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Galaxies: Some assembly required

New research using the world's largest telescope at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii has revealed two distinct populations of star clusters surrounding galaxies that have radically different chemical composition.

dateOct 23, 2012 in Astronomy
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Homeless families continue to struggle

An alarming number of families have their rights denied, struggle to obtain and keep affordable housing and have their human rights and dignity diminished when accessing services, according to a new report ...

dateAug 16, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Learning from nature

Using lotus leaves and tea tree oil researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are working to prevent infection and improve outcomes for people requiring medical implants, such as hip replacements.

dateJun 26, 2012 in Materials Science
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Climate models should include ocean waves

(Phys.org) -- A new field study by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology suggests that the effect of wave activity on oceans should be incorporated in long term climate and weather prediction ...

dateJun 14, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Tool to detect early-stage tumours

An optical-fibre sensor that will help detect and diagnose cancers early is being developed by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology. Cancer remains a leading cause of death worldwide, with half of the nation's men - ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Engineering
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