An team of international researchers has found that removal of a single gene in mice can lead to a situation where the rodents do not gain weight, even if they gorge themselves on high-fat foods for a long time.

Researchers at Western Australia’s Curtin University are on science teams for three major current space missions, which coincide with the launch of the university’s new Space Science and Technology Centre, claimed as the largest planetary research group in the Southern Hemisphere.

Technology such as artificial intelligence has a pivotal role to play when it comes to supporting people with disabilities in Australia and creating a more inclusive society, according to researchers at Western Sydney University.

One of Australia’s four big banks, the Commonwealth Bank, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Australian medical technology provider, Whitecoat, to deliver a best-in-class integrated payments, claiming, and healthcare directory solution.

An international team of researchers based at Australia’s Casey Station in Antarctica is drilling into the icecap and undertaking climate research in the hunt for an elusive molecule that helps cleanse the atmosphere of greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting chemicals.

University of New South Wales researchers have demonstrated a compact sensor that can access information stored in electrons bringing the world one step closer to scalable quantum computing in silicon. 

A Queensland scientist is paving the way to establish new methods to stabilise Australia’s reef islands — including the Great Barrier Reef — that are vulnerable to erosion, while improving understanding of mineral carbonation as a method of carbon sequestration.

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, is to undertake a new inquiry into the supply of electricity in the national electricity market, with a focus on the prices consumers — both business and households — are paying for electricity and the underlying factors for any significant price movements.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has formally launched the nandin Deep Technology Incubator, a full-service innovation hub, aimed at enabling the best and the brightest minds to come together to foster innovation and change.

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is investing $35 million in frontier research in space technology and artificial intelligence.

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