Engineering and Technology

Working in Space: The Challenge for Mars and Beyond

Working in Space: The Challenge for Mars and Beyond

Professor Karen Feigh and Dr Matthew Miller from the Georgia Institute of Technology examine what support will be required when astronauts need to work outside in deep space, where communication with Earth takes tens of minutes. Software engineer, Cameron Pittman,...

Professor Vladimir Strezov – Sustaining Industry into the Future

Professor Vladimir Strezov – Sustaining Industry into the Future

It is becoming increasingly critical to accurately assess our methods for producing energy, so that we can prosper without continuing to damage our planet’s delicate environment. Professor Vladimir Strezov and his team at Macquarie University are uncovering the...

Dr Madhu Bhaskaran – Stretchable Sensors: Electronics on the Move

Dr Madhu Bhaskaran – Stretchable Sensors: Electronics on the Move

Stretchable electronic devices have numerous applications in many fields, such as healthcare monitoring, communications and detecting dangerous substances. Dr Madhu Bhaskaran and her group at the RMIT University have developed an innovative new method for producing...

Dr Craig Hardgrove – Finding Water in the Moon’s Shadows

Dr Craig Hardgrove – Finding Water in the Moon’s Shadows

The Moon’s poles are enriched in hydrogen, a key component of water-ice, but there’s still much to learn. Dr Craig Hardgrove and his colleagues at Arizona State University are leading the Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map) mission, which aims to discover how much...

Dr Andrew K. Udit – Calling in the Bioelectrician

Dr Andrew K. Udit – Calling in the Bioelectrician

In the world of chemistry, the search for new and improved catalysts is of great importance. Inspired by a family of vital biological molecules, cytochrome P450 catalysts could be the way of the future for industry – if only they could be made to work better. Dr...

Chirping Communication – Sending Data Over Sound

Chirping Communication – Sending Data Over Sound

Dr Daniel Jones, Chief Science Officer of Chirp, and his colleagues have developed a technology that enables fast, effortless and cheap data transfer using the power of sound waves. Chirp’s data-over-sound technology has been used in numerous applications for wireless...

The National Science Teachers Association

The National Science Teachers Association

  Founded in 1944, the Virginia-based National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest organisation in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. In this exclusive interview, we talk to Executive Director of...

Dr Romeel Davé – Putting the Universe in a Computer

Dr Romeel Davé – Putting the Universe in a Computer

Galaxy formation theorist Dr Romeel Davé and his team at the University of the Western Cape use high-performance supercomputer simulations to answer basic questions about the evolution of galaxies and our visible Universe.   Humans have always been mesmerised by the...

Professor Wenxuan Zhong – New Statistics for Smelling Out Disease

Professor Wenxuan Zhong – New Statistics for Smelling Out Disease

Cutting-edge scientific techniques are generating a wealth of details about biological systems. This information could enable the rapid detection of disease and toxic substances, and provide insights into the mechanisms behind complex diseases. However, teasing out...

Professor Julio Collado-Vides – Putting Life in Context

Professor Julio Collado-Vides – Putting Life in Context

How do you determine important scientific links when you are flooded by new publications each day? Professor Julio Collado-Vides and his team at the National University of Mexico appear to have the answer. Whether it be letters or ideograms, standardised street signs...

Professor Amnon Besser – Mapping P-adic Spaces with Height Pairings

Professor Amnon Besser – Mapping P-adic Spaces with Height Pairings

Professor Amnon Besser of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and his colleagues are exploring p-adic numbers – one of the most difficult areas of number theory – in order to solve long-standing open problems bridging several fields of mathematics.   Solving Unsolvable...

The STEM Education Coalition

The STEM Education Coalition

The STEM Education Coalition was founded more than 15 years ago with a mission to raise awareness in the U.S. Congress, the administration, and on the state level about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and...