Innovative technology helps prevent Devil extinction

Citizen scientists will use a novel mobile phone application as part of an initiative of the Wildlife Biodiversity Co-operative Research Centre Bid, a consortium of 40 institutions led by the University of Newcastle, to help reintroduce lost predators in Australia. “Re-establishing lost carnivores has been undertaken in several regions internationally, for example the return of […]

OPINION: Health Check: the untrue story of antioxidants vs free radicals

Opinion article* published in The Conversation written by By Emma Beckett, University of Newcastle and Mark Lucock, University of Newcastle. Antioxidants are a commonly promoted feature of health foods and supplements. They’re portrayed as the good forces that fight free radicals – nasty molecules causing damage thought to hasten ageing and cause chronic diseases. The […]

Jeff Julian Creative Director Innovation: Futurist and Hollywood A-lister

Internationally renowned concept designer Jeff Julian has been appointed Creative Director for Research and Innovation Clusters at the University of Newcastle. Jeff will also be special guest speaker at DiG Festival where he will talk about how the Clusters will serve as a one-stop shop for business and the community to access the University’s world-leading expertise across a spectrum of new creative industries.

DiG Festival Speaker – Technology that treads danger to save lives

World-leading vehicle technology researcher at the University of Newcastle, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, says we are on the verge of widespread use of intelligent autonomous vehicles (IAV) for border patrol, rapid emergency response, search and rescue, bushfire and flood monitoring, and early detection of threats to national assets. Appearing at the inaugural Design, Interactive Technology […]