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Viraleze shows efficacy in Covid-19 patients – Starpharma Starpharma’s Viraleze antiviral nasal spray has demonstrated antiviral efficacy in a placebo-controlled study in participants with Covid-19. Viraleze achieved a statistically significant reduction in SARS-CoV-2 viral load, in the cohort of participants aged 45 and over. Viral load in the nose was reduced by 80 percent less…

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52 critical minerals projects ready to go

The federal government has released an Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus which showcases 52 high-quality, investment ready critical minerals projects. Projects ripe for funding include mining, processing and value adding opportunities across the critical minerals supply chain, according to the prospectus. Australia’s critical mineral resources are considered vital in the global shift to green technology such…

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Defence SA awards $900,000 for collaborative research

Six projects have received a total of nearly $900,000 in funding in the seventh round of the Defence Innovation Partnership’s Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) announced today. Aimed at supporting genuine collaboration across government, the university sector and industry, the CRF is a catalyst for defence-relevant research, development and innovation, according to Defence SA’s Acting Chief…

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Do we want a wind farm outside our window? What Australians think about the net zero transition

By Lucy Richardson, Monash University and Ella Healy, Monash University A paradox lies at the heart of Australian public opinion about climate change. While there is clear general support for substantial government action to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, there is also strong concern about the local impacts of new renewable energy infrastructure. The…

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EOS Defence demonstrates capabilities to US-Saudi officials

Defence contractor Electro Optic Systems has demonstrated its anti-unmanned aerial systems (UAS) capabilities in the recent Red Sands Live Fire Exercise 23.2 in the United States. Officials from the US and Saudi Arabia conducted the exercise to develop collaboration, enhance their military ties and develop strategies to counter UAS threats. EOS Defence Systems USA worked…

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