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The humble fishing line. The humble fishing line. Flickr/derfian

Fishing for artificial muscles nets a very simple solution

Sometimes in research the answer is right under your nose. In our case, we spent nearly two decades developing exotic materials as artificial muscles – to now show in a paper published in Science today…
Graphene is an exciting and lucrative new industry – so why isn’t the Australian government funding local commercial development? Graphene is an exciting and lucrative new industry – so why isn’t the Australian government funding local commercial development? Hinkle Group

Graphene can pave the way for Australian manufacturing

Australian industries have reached a turning point. With old industries on the way out, the Australian manufacturing sector’s biggest challenge is to move from a low-cost mass production model to one that…
It’s been a long and lonely road for scientists in the quasicrystal camp. It’s been a long and lonely road for scientists in the quasicrystal camp. lovine

To the ends of the earth and beyond – the search for ‘impossible’ quasicrystals

Earlier this year, an international team of scientists reported that a sample of natural “quasicrystal” found in a Russian mountain range had formed 4.5 billion years ago and arrived on Earth as a meteorite…

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