An international team of scientists led by Professor Scott O’Neill of Monash University has developed a natural method to reduce the spread of dengue fever across the tropics.
Kangaroo Island sits in cool water of the Southern Ocean that wells up from Antarctica. Crystal clear, the sea appears azure blue as it laps the golden sandy beaches and pounds the rugged rocky cliffs. Surrounded by water KI, as the island is known, enjoys a mild microclimate perfect for holiday making and growing superb food.
Australia’s booming craft beer industry is capturing the hearts and taste buds of beer lovers around the world. The brewers share a passion for making liquid gold with character, that is best enjoyed in sunshine and the relaxed company of good mates.
From Mumbai to Australia, scientist and engineer Veena Sahajwalla is revolutionising the way societies use waste, with a world-first invention – ‘green steel’
Coral has been the focus of Professor Peter Harrison’s life for more than 35 years. As reef systems come under increasing environmental pressure around the world, Harrison is racing against the clock to “reseed” coral reefs, saving ocean ecosystems and the communities that rely on them in the process.
Observing his daughter’s experiences as she endured a painful blood test followed by a long wait for results, entrepreneur John Kelly realised he’d found a process in need of an overhaul. Within 24 months he’d created a blood test that promises to revolutionise the healthcare industry worldwide.
Nathan Murphy has always had a unique approach to life. His upbringing in multicultural western Sydney taught him to communicate with people from all walks of life, a trait that has stayed with him. A voracious reader as a child, he grew restless in high school and finally gave up on further formal education, preferring to be self taught.
Lucinda Hartley spent much of her early life travelling internationally with her geologist father’s work.
In Western Australia’s Margaret River wine region, one of the founding families of the Australian wine industry has turned to biological farming and carbon neutral energy to make some of the best wine in the world. We speak to Chief Winemaker Vanya Cullen about her winemaking techniques.
Emma Johnston’s passion and laboratory are Sydney Harbour and the coastal waters and estuaries of Australia’s ‘marine estate’. The multi-award winning scientist and communicator uses her brains, collaborations and cutting edge tools to ensure vulnerable underwater worlds remain healthy for generations to come.
For decades, Ron Allum has been assisting directors to access and film in some of the most remote locations on earth. After developing an innovative material to allow Hollywood heavy hitter James Cameron to descend to the deepest depths of the ocean, Allum is now exploring how this material can be used in military, mining, scientific, and search and rescue applications.
The trio of blue-collar blokes behind Baba Marda (Abrolhos Live Rock Pty Ltd) leveraged a lifetime of fishing knowledge to create a limestone substrate that can be used to regrow reefs. After investing a decade of their lives and almost a million dollars, they’re now beginning to make waves around the world.
Take one plant physiologist and a team of 90 international scientists. Add Australian Government funding and a world-class environmental studies facility set near native woodland. The result is EucFACE, an experiment that measures the impact of future climates on mature forests and sets a global benchmark for environmental scientific innovation.
Australian social enterprise Food Ladder is improving the health and livelihoods of remote and disadvantaged communities around the world by training people how to grow fresh produce with sustainable agricultural technology.
Through its canny use of social media, Australian fashion etailer Showpo has built a huge following worldwide, creating a community of clothes-loving millennials and a booming online fashion house in the process.
New Australian gaming technology that allows groups of friends to roam about together in virtual reality chasing zombies has grabbed the attention of global gamers. The founders of Melbourne-based Zero Latency have found themselves at the top of an exploding world market.