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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 renewable energy.

Chemistry

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

El Niño record

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 January 2019

Discovery of how molecular ‘piracy’ works provides new strategies to combat bacterial infection

New research from Monash University explains the molecular mechanisms that allow bacteria to engage in ‘molecular piracy’, stealing iron atoms from their fungal competitors.

Biology 1 January 1970

Toxic for most, an energy source for others – researchers discover microbes take advantage of carbon monoxide

A trans-Tasman research team led by Monash biologists has shown that dominant bacteria within extreme environments prolong their survival by breaking down the components of air.

Biology 1 January 1970
Excellence in Research for Australia

Monash Science achieves outstanding results in latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings

Monash Science has performed above the international standard in the latest round of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, released today by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Science
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