Making a Difference 2019-2020


Making a difference
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Making a difference
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Outcomes of ARC supported research 2019–20
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THE AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL
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THE AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL
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A MESSAGEFROM OUR CEO
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A MESSAGEFROM OUR CEO
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CONTENTS
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UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLD THROUGH FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH
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SMASHING THE QUANTUM SPEED RECORD
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MILLISECOND RADIO REFLEXES FIELD A CURVEBALL FROM DEEP SPACE
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GIANT TSUNAMI FOLLOWED DINOSAUR-KILLING ASTEROID
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ANCIENT HYENA POO SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON HUMAN EVOLUTION
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THE MAKING OF A SUPERPLUME: HUGE UNDERGROUNDMOUNTAINS OF HOT ROCK
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SYNTHETIC BIO-COMPUTERS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SOLVE THE UNSOLVABLE
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SYNTHETIC BIO-COMPUTERS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SOLVE THE UNSOLVABLE
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GLITCHING NEUTRON STAR OPENS UP TO RESEARCHERS
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INDUSTRY DRIVEN RESEARCH TO GENERATE ECONOMIC IMPACTS
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INDUSTRY DRIVEN RESEARCH TO GENERATE ECONOMIC IMPACTS
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PROTECTING WHEAT FROM SALTY SOILS
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DEBUNKING THE MYTH ABOUT WHEAT BREEDINGAND ALLERGIES
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GONE WITH THE WIND—REDUCING AGRICULTURAL METHANE EMISSIONS
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THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS A COMPANY’S CULTURE
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DE-ODOURISING SHEEP MAKES THEM LESS APPEALING TO BLOWFLIES
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RECYCLING DENIM IN A NEW WAY
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REINVENTING SUGARCANE INTO ENERGY
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BREAKTHROUGH IN PLANT NUTRIENT DETECTION
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SPEARHEADING A MATHEMATICAL APPROACH TO SOLVE BUSINESS PROBLEMS
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SPEARHEADING A MATHEMATICAL APPROACH TO SOLVE BUSINESS PROBLEMS
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DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
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2D MATERIALS FOUND TO THRIVE IN SPACE CONDITIONS
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ARTIFICIAL LEAVES TO ABSORB CO2
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ULTRATHIN GRAPHENE FILM EFFICIENTLY ABSORBS ENERGY FROM THE WARM RAYS OF THE SUN
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20 YEARS OF RESEARCH LEADS TO AIRPORT EXPLOSIVES DETECTOR
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TWEAKING SILICON TO IMPROVE SOLAR CELLS FOR CHEAPER ENERGY
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ADVANCING
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HELP OR HINDRANCE? UNTANGLING THE ROLE OF WOODY LIANA VINES
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FOR A FISH, IT’S NOT JUST WHO YOU ARE, BUT WHERE YOU ARE
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‘WHOOPI’ THE MANTA RAY SHOWS HOW HEALING’S DONE
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PLASTIC POLLUTION HARMS OXYGEN-PRODUCING OCEAN BACTERIA
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MANGROVE DIEBACK REVEALS AN UNEXPECTED SOURCE OF METHANE
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REVEALING THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PARROT: ‘HERACLES’
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SCIENTISTS MEASURE THE LOSS OF SHARK BAY SEAGRASS
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FIGHTING POLLUTION WITH MATHS
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LEADING AN EVOLUTION IN CORAL
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INDIGENOUS
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INDIGENOUS COLLABORATION VITAL TO CONSERVATION RESEARCH OUTCOMES
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INCLUDING INDIGENOUS STORIES IN THE AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY
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CELEBRATING AND PRESERVING INDIGENOUS CEREMONIES
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UNDERSTANDING EXTREME BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR
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STRIVING FOR
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EXAMINING THE CULTURAL LEGACY OF MELBOURNE’S FIRST ARCHBISHOP
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VALUES INFLUENCE WHERE WE SPEND OUR TIME AND MONEY
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THE UPLIFTING HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN AVIATION
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DANCING KIDS ACHIEVE BOOSTED ABILITIES TO SELF-REGULATE
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EARLY DIFFERENCES AND DISADVANTAGE IN HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR LGBQ PEOPLE
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CLIMATE AND ECONOMIC FACTORS DRIVING FARMERS FROM THE LAND
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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE GETS THE GRADES
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IMPROVING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
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THE BIG ANXIETY FESTIVAL
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THE LASTING IMPACT OF CAREGIVING FOR A DYING LOVED ONE
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UNCOVERING THE MECHANISM TO HUMAN VIRALIMMUNITY
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DIY PRESSURE PUMP BREAKS DOWN TECHNOLOGY BARRIER
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ILLUMINATING THE GOLDEN STAPH
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EXPLORING COGNITIVE AGEING AND ITS IMPACTS ON INDIVIDUALS
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SLEEPING ‘ON-CALL’—OR NOT
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ARC SCHEME INFORMATION:DISCOVERY PROGRAM
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ARC SCHEME INFORMATION:LINKAGE PROGRAM
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