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 [...]
The University of Newcastle was the only Australian university shortlisted to six finalists in the Times Higher Education International video competition. View and share this video to help the University of Newcastle to WIN this international comp. Thanks in advanced.
Can an increase in fruit and vegetable intake improve your skin colour and appearance? A University of Newcastle research group is searching for the answer with the hope it could be a powerful motivator to encourage people to eat more healthy.
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.
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 [...]
As the new government settles in, there has been heated speculation around major changes to the higher education system. Education minister Christopher Pyne’s comments to the media have raised questions across the sector about the Coalition’s vision for universities in Australia
Dr Terry Leahy, senior lecturer, University of Newcastle and his documentary-making sister, Associate Professor Gillian Leahy of the University of Technology Sydney, travelled to Zimbabwe in 2010 and saw how the use of permaculture changed the degraded landscape into a lush paradise that produces food. “Where once the 7,000 people of the Chikukwa villages suffered [...]
Following the overwhelming success of the PwC Open Innovation Australia event held at the University of Newcastle earlier this year, a streamlined version – Open Innovation 2.0 will feature as part of the Design, Interactive Technology and Greentech (DiG) Festival program.
In front of a live audience broadcast from the Powerhouse Museum, Professor Prasuna Reddy, Director of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health at the University of Newcastle, took part in The Health Report’s ‘The Lifestyle Challenge’ Forum, as part of the Ultimo Science Festival. The human mind exists in a biological body, and the [...]
Visionary biophysicist, Dr Gary Ellem, says an opportunity exists to prevent the leakage of $12 billion annually in importation costs associated with the purchase and operation of private passenger vehicles in NSW. Dr Ellem’s new model for urban transport, the first of its kind to address structural weaknesses with gross domestic product (GDP), will feature [...]
When city evolutions illuminated Newcastle’s east end earlier this year it was apparent that something exceptional had arrived. The brainchild of creative geniuses Chris Tucker and Mario Minichiello, City Evolutions is bringing research into the public domain in the form of a world-class interactive art project. Tucker and Minichiello, both based at the University of [...]
With research that has the potential to substantially transform education on a global scale, Professor Liz Burd, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at the University of Newcastle is an exciting addition to the DiG Festival program.
World-renowned physicist, Professor Paul Dastoor, says Australia is on the threshold of free household power, with his development of an energy system based on solar cells that can be printed – and ultimately painted – onto surfaces like roofs, walls, or even windows. He will share his ground breaking research at the inaugural Design, Interactive Technology [...]
The University of Newcastle has become a Platinum Sponsor and Official Innovation Partner of the inaugural 2013 Design, Interactive Technology & Greentech (DiG) Festival, to be held in Newcastle from 2-5 October 2013.
World-leading reproductive biologist Laureate Professor John Aitken chatted with Triple J’s Hack program last night to explain the new contraceptive he’s developing that stops pregnancy and the transmission of STIs simultaneously. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.
Like many other Australians, I am alarmed by the hardening policy positions on asylum seekers of both major political parties. And today, the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP), of which I am president-elect, has released a public statement about what these policies mean for their health.