Everything we’ve ever experienced – every person, every planet and every star – is made up of atoms, and all of them together represent less than five percent of the universe.
Everything else is dark – dark energy or dark matter. … More BrisScience: The Dark Side of the Universe: Cosmic mysteries and their histories
The sharing economy has been gaining traction through platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and Airtasker as a novel way of connecting people as small-scale consumers and producers. … More BrisScience: Sharing is Daring: Can digital platforms help us move toward more sustainable cities?
Dr Lavinia Codd is investigating ways of improving cognitive recovery following stroke by activating precursor cells to increase the production of new brain cells (neurogenesis), which is a form of neuroplasticity. … More BrisScience: A Stroke of Inspiration: Advancements in Stroke Research
Join Dr Teresa Ubide on a journey ‘inside’ volcanoes. Every volcano has a story, which can be read on volcanic crystals using microscopic laser chemical techniques. … More BrisScience: Volcano alert! Towards predicting volcanic eruptions
Join Dr Serena Love as she explores how and why the Egyptians created these immortal remains, from natural to artificial mummies, and all the gruesome details in between. … More BrisScience: Ancient Egyptian Mummies – May they live forever
The world has to produce 60-80% more food by 2050 to feed the world’s projected population of 9 billion. However, traditional plant breeding is slow and the current rate of genetic improvement is insufficient to meet this demand. … More BrisScience: Speed breeding – accelerating crop research
In collaboration with Newstead Brewing, UQ’s Associate Professor Ben Schulz has been hunting for wild yeast to explore Brisbane’s environmental yeast diversity and to make beer even better. … More BrisScience: Wild yeasts for tasty beer