Alice Gorman is a South Australian space archaeologist working on space junk in Earth orbit, deep space probes, and planetary landing sites. The Flinders University lecturer features in The Conversation’s podcast series To the Moon and beyond, published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing of July 1969. This is an edited extract from Alice’s interview with The Conversation’s Sarah Keenihan.
At up to 30cm long and armed with spines for crushing and shredding food, Australian researchers have identified a previously unknown creature that would have been a giant among its neighbours in the waters off modern-day South Australia.
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Just as texting changed written communication, talking bots could change the way we communicate with each other.
Australian researchers say there is a fresh opportunity to get regulation and engagement right on the implementation of the groundbreaking science of synthetic biology.
They’re made of carbon, but there’s something almost supernatural about diamonds, explains Prof John Foden of the University of Adelaide.