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Close lookup of Mars

Space snacks – if there’s life on Mars, they’re likely to be eating cosmic dust

Mars is a barren and inhospitable place, however, scientists think there is a chance that simple lifeforms such as microbes may still exist on the planet. But if they are out there – what are they eating?

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 16 July, 2019
supermarket products on shelf

Monash chemists may find a sustainable alternative to palm oil in soaps and cosmetics

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded Monash chemists $442,635 to work with industry on developing a new generation of sustainable surfactants.

Chemistry 10 July, 2019
high blood pressure

Award-winning Monash researcher to investigate the relationship between food and high blood pressure

An internationally renowned Monash researcher who just been recognised by the American Heart Association with a prestigious award could change the way high blood pressure is treated.

Biology 5 July, 2019
theory of turbulence

Order from chaos: Monash vortex study first proof of decades-old theory

A Monash study published today offers the first proof of a 70-year-old theory of turbulence.

Physics and Astronomy 28 June, 2019
Farm Sheeps

International research alliance discovers new strategies to reduce global agricultural methane emissions

An international research collaboration has made an important discovery in the quest to help lower global agricultural methane emissions.

Biology 27 June, 2019
electron microscopes

New lens design is set to revolutionise electron microscopes

Understanding the connection between atomic structure and the magnetic structure it produces could enable designing magnetic materials and devices, like computer memory, from the atomistic scale.

Physics and Astronomy 13 June, 2019
Planet formation

Monash physicists discover new clue to planet formation

An international study led by the Monash School of Physics and Astronomy has discovered the first observational evidence for the existence of circumplanetary discs.

Physics and Astronomy 4 June, 2019
Electrolytic water splitting

Monash leads the way in a green chemistry breakthrough for renewables

Electrolytic water splitting is widely understood to be the most feasible method for the production of green hydrogen fuel as a versatile means of storage and long-range transportation for the intermittent

Chemistry 14 May, 2019
El Niño record

New research produces 400-year El Niño record and reveals astonishing change

Australian scientists have developed an innovative method using cores drilled from coral to produce a world first 400-year long seasonal record of El Niño events, a record that some in the field had described as impossible to extract.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 7 May, 2019