The Best of Australian Science: January 2014

It’s the end of January, 2014. It’s our time to summarise what we have done during this month. Basically, we are going to recount the best highlights for January.

Here are the most exciting and most interesting articles of this month.

Four women researchers who were overshadowed in the sciences by Danica Radovanovic

As an advocate of women in science, I am illustrating why supporting the presence of women researchers as the voices of science today plays the crucial role, by presenting four stories of women who have changed the world in the male-dominated world of science, and still have been overlooked throughout their careers.

Grand Engineering Challenge – Economical Solar Energy by Milica Djekic

As a source of energy, nothing can be compared with the sun. Solar energy is so called renewable source of energy which means it has very vital and promising role on our whole civilization. Nowadays humans have to be very efficient and capable to use all these sources of renewable energy to harness our economical and social growth.

5 Eco-friendly Inventions that Australia can be Proud of by Michelle Lee

Australia is one of the world’s most eco-friendly countries. We have banned plastic bags in South Australia, put a tax on carbon and most homes have a government-issued recycling bin. However, much of the country’s environmental efforts happen behind the scenes – in construction, building and mining.

Does Spacetime Have Any Time Dimension?

The concept of time as a way to measure the duration of events is basically intuitive. Some researchers believe that this Newtonian idea of time as an absolute quantity and fourth dimension in spacetime is incorrect. They propose to replace these concepts of time with a completely new view: time as a measure of the numerical order of change.

The Next Generation IT Security System by Milica Djekic

Spies, communication, and secret codes! Cryptography is the art of encrypting and decrypting messages. It has existed as long as people have distrusted each other and looked for the forms of secure communication. Cryptographic techniques have evolved over the centuries. The aim is always the same – the code-makers work to stay ahead of the code-breakers. Today’s most common encryption methods are threatened by the potential creation of the quantum computer. In other words, quantum cryptography promises more secure communication than any existing technique.

Stay curious and scientifically passionate! New stories are coming soon.