World-first Australian-developed coating shows long-term effectiveness against spread of bacteria, viruses

A team of Australian researchers have developed a world-first sprayable coating effective against the spread of both viruses and bacteria, and which could be commercially available within three years. The coating worked over a “sustained period” and could be applied in the same way as spray paint, according to a statement from the University of…

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Defence signs new agreement with American defence R&D organisation

US defence R&D organisation MITRE Corporation and the Australian department of defence have signed a new collaboration agreement, with MITRE to establish an Australian presence. The not-for-profit MITRE runs six federally-funded R&D centres in the US, assisting the US government with scientific and technological expertise, as well as participating in public-private programs. It was founded…

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ATSpace to launch Kestrel rocket

Rocket manufacturer ATSpace and spaceport operator Southern Launch have announced approval from the federal government to launch two suborbital “Kestrel I” rockets from the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in South Australia. The VS02 and VS03 missions will fly the experimental Kestrel I rockets along sub-orbital trajectories to test the rocket design under different operating…

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