Category Archives: Case studies

Fireballs in the Sky

Now you can join the Desert Fireball Network and help catch shooting stars in the vast skies of outback Australia. Curtin University’s Fireballs in the Sky project invites members of the public in Australia or elsewhere to use a smartphone app to record and submit the time, location, trajectory and appearance of meteors they spot.

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Redmap

Australian citizen scientists are helping to track the impact of climate change on species in our warming oceans. Marine biologists working on the Range Extension Database and Mapping project—or ‘Redmap’—are tracking shifts in species distributions using photographs taken by divers, fishers and other watchers of sea life. The inspiration for Redmap came from research that

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National Science Week

From desert ecology in Alice Springs to slow food at a Tasmanian radio telescope, National Science Week gives Australians creative ways to celebrate and learn about science, technology, mathematics and engineering. And with more than 1 million people taking part in over 1600 events, all wrangled into one calendar and many supported by grants from Inspiring

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Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Since 2000 Australia’s Prime Ministers have recognised the best in science. In 2013 our new Prime Minister Tony Abbott honoured three scientists and two teachers, including: a man of numbers whose statistical skills have contributed to farming, diamonds, justice (and the OJ Simpson trial), and now to slashing cancer surgery rates a young woman who

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