[ASC-media] Story Opportunities from Australasian Science, August 2007

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30 July 2007       
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Story Opportunities from Australasian Science, August 2007
Frontier Technologies for Brain Repair
Engineers, geneticists and neuroscientists are working together to
understand the human brain and forge a future where brain repair is beyond
science fiction. 
Locusts, Cannibalism & Human Obesity
The behavioural trigger that makes locust swarm has surprising ramifications
for a worrying human epidemic.
Turbulent Problems for Fusion Energy
By reducing the turbulence of plasma, researchers hope to remove a major
barrier to the development of efficient fusion reactors.
The Wollemi Pine¹s Unusual Plumbing
The Wollemi pine¹s unusual branch plumbing may have been associated with its
decline when the Australian continent dried out.
Sydney Harbour¹s Deadly Diet
Some marine herbivores may be at risk of heavy metal pollution through a
surprising pathway ­ the accumulation of pollutants in marine seaweeds.
Smart Cars
Telematic devices in cars may soon enable parents to find out exactly where
their children have taken the car, while drivers will be able to check the
location of free parking spots or be warned of a traffic accident ahead and
change routes..
Success for Cervical Cancer Vaccine
Trials of a vaccine against human papillomavirus may also effectively guard
against genital warts in men.
The Snake of Many Colours
David Wilson treks through the tropics to determine why juvenile green
pythons change colour when they mature.
conScience: Putting People First for Science Success
Annabelle Duncan says that Australia needs high quality leaders who are
trusted to nurture creative scientists and free them of pressures to deliver
quick commercial ³outcomes².

Please cite AUSTRALASIAN SCIENCE MAGAZINE as the source of these stories.

Guy Nolch (Editor, Australasian Science) on 03 9500 0015

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