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Vale Professor Ralph Slatyer AC

Australia’s first Chief Scientist, Professor Ralph Slatyer AC has sadly passed away at the age of 83.

27 July 2012

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Chief Scientist Advocates for Australian Science on a Global Scale

Chief Scientist Advocates for Australian Science on a Global Scale

This week marks the beginning of a series of high-level discussions between the Chief Scientist and international science policy makers across Europe and North America.

28 October 2011

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The passing of a great Australian scientist

The passing of a great Australian scientist

Professor Frank Fenner, one of Australia’s most renowned scientists has passed away aged 95.

23 November 2010

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Flipping the switch in the protein factory

Flipping the switch in the protein factory

The combination of two letters has changed the scope of biotechnology around the world, and in the process, won its inventor Australia’s top science prize.

18 November 2010

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All blood and bones

All blood and bones

From discovering evidence of reproductive methods in 380 million year old fossils, to the production of blood cells in our bodies today, two of Australia’s top scientists have been honoured in the 2010 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

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Top science teachers inspired by history

Top science teachers inspired by history

With Australia facing a decline in the number of students choosing to study science, two of our top teachers agree the formula to solve this problem is simple: real, hands-on experiments equals engaged and excited students.

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Scientists speaking on nanotechnology: Dr Åsa Jämting

Scientists speaking on nanotechnology: Dr Åsa Jämting

Dr Åsa Jämting discusses the development of new laboratory at the National Measurement Institute to set the standard of measurement for particles that are only billionths of a metre in size.

27 May 2010

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Scientists speaking on nanotechnology: Professor Tanya Monro

Scientists speaking on nanotechnology: Professor Tanya Monro

Professor Tanya Monro of the University of Adelaide discusses how using nanotechnology could make the costly visual inspection in preventative aircraft maintenance a thing of the past.

8 October 2009

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