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Product and processing improvements add value to dairy supply chain
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Product and processing improvements add value to dairy supply chain

The stretch of mozzarella, the spread of cream cheese and a longer shelf life for products such as yoghurt are among the improvements Associate Professor Sally Gras is bringing to the Australian dairy industry as it competes for market share on the world stage.

Irrigation network automation improves efficiency and water productivity
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Irrigation network automation improves efficiency and water productivity

Enhanced by Australian innovations, several large-scale gravity-fed irrigation networks are now delivering water to farms more efficiently, leading to improved productivity of limited water resources.

Surgeons gain implant expertise with virtual training
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Surgeons gain implant expertise with virtual training

New technology has been developed at the University of Melbourne that allows visiting doctors to practise implanting a cochlear device within a simulated virtual-reality system.

Rehabilitation robotics helps restore movement
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Rehabilitation robotics helps restore movement

Combining mechanical engineering with the mechanics of human movement, researchers at the University of Melbourne are working to help restore mobility to people who have suffered a brain injury.

Bolt innovation to improve infrastructure strength and resilience
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Bolt innovation to improve infrastructure strength and resilience

A major research collaboration based around new uses for the Australian-designed ONESIDE™ bolt is aimed at creating more cost-efficient and resilient building systems.

Microscope mapping by touch drives emulsion innovation
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Microscope mapping by touch drives emulsion innovation

Nanoscale mapping made possible by atomic force microscopy (AFM) is helping Professor Ray Dagastine to pioneer new ways to formulate emulsions and improve their functionality.