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Counting at a glance

Brain imaging reveals how humans estimate numbers from visual input – the earliest numerical skill.

Meet the Makers: The Pescud Brothers

The Stand | April 2019

Can modern cartography shape what we see and the way we feel about our sunburnt country? UOW alumni and brothers Alex and Jared Pescud are merging art and science with the aim of changing our perspective.

How people power is changing science

The Stand | Feb 2019

A new wave of citizen scientists is pushing the boundaries of environmental research and giving scientists access to a vast new source of data. But there are pitfalls as well as pluses to using crowdsourced data.

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Artificial Intelligence and the future of work

The Stand | Feb 2019

Artificial intelligence is becoming more sophisticated and omnipresent, encroaching on our everyday lives and disrupting the workplace. But what is artificial intelligence teaching us about ourselves?

Talking about my (energy) generation

The Stand | Jan 2019

Being self-sufficient in water storage and energy supply might have once seemed a radical departure from society. But with changes in technology and pressure on resources, more people are taking control of their energy and water security.

From thoughts to things

The Stand | June 2018

For all the buzz of innovation, why does so little research translate into real-world applications and what are the secrets to success? Gordon Wallace shares what he has learnt taking 3D-printed products from the lab to the clinic.

A cross section of a drug-loaded polymer fibre, imaged under a scanning electron microscope, reveals its core-shell structure (Image: Samantha Wade)

A cross section of a drug-loaded polymer fibre, imaged under a scanning electron microscope, reveals its core-shell structure (Image: Samantha Wade)

Meet the Makers: Samantha Wade and
Didier Balez

The Stand | Feb 2018

A French artist known for his steel sculptures and a young scientist who spends her days spinning drug-loaded polymer fibres to treat cancer. It’s an unlikely partnership where art meets science.

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Next-Level Ceramics: Ancient Technology, Big Future

The Stand | Nov 2017 

Ceramics date back 20,000 years, but their production at a nanoscale – as nanoceramics – reveals some “unusual and interesting properties” that researchers are trialling in a multitude of cutting-edge medical applications.

Rachelle Balez returns to the lab after her Homeward Bound voyage to Antarctica (Image: Paul Jones, UOW)

Rachelle Balez returns to the lab after her Homeward Bound voyage to Antarctica (Image: Paul Jones, UOW)

Born from the ocean, bound for Antarctica

The Stand | May 2017

PhD student Rachelle Balez is ready to take her place and journey to Antarctica in the Homeward Bound leadership initiative for women in science.

Kara Vine Perrow says a research institute with a healthy diversity of sciences can help young scientists make their mark through innovative projects (Image: Paul Jones, UOW)

Kara Vine Perrow says a research institute with a healthy diversity of sciences can help young scientists make their mark through innovative projects (Image: Paul Jones, UOW)

How to find success as a woman in science

The Conversation | Feb 2017

As children we are encouraged to dream big, and many young people – including young women and girls – aspire to a career in science.

Scientists working on a beamline at the Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne (Image: Australian Synchrotron)

Scientists working on a beamline at the Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne (Image: Australian Synchrotron)

Science that never sleeps: the innovations that never clock off

SBS SCience | Dec 2016

Around the clock, scientists are monitoring the Earth beneath us, surveying the oceans and working to decipher the human body. Machines are employed to help but skilful human surveillance is needed at all hours too.

How to do amazing science on the cheap

SBS SCience |  Sept 2016

In some cases, problems can be solved with creativity rather than money.

Further reading

NUmbers Game | UOW Impact Makers Magazine | Sept 2018

Miracle Material | UOW Impact Makers Magazine | Sept 2018