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Mollusc glue and magnetic nanoparticles – joint research challenge delivers promising innovations

10 June 2022

A number of promising innovations have emerged from a joint Australian-UK research initiative, including an adhesive inspired by marine molluscs and a reversible, on-demand bonding technology using magnetic nanoparticles.

Defence remembers leading scientist, 30 years on

8 June 2022

Thirty years on, Defence reflects on the tragic loss of one of its scientists, Michael Howlett, who was killed during an aircraft crash while undertaking his scientific duties.

From synthetic data to the world’s fastest helicopter, inventors pitch innovations to market

6 June 2022

In a bid to win the attention of investors and Defence capability managers, budding innovators and entrepreneurs will pitch their innovations to potential customers as part of an online Defence innovation showcase.

Partnership to develop stealthy capability

2 June 2022

Defence has partnered with global tech company Anduril to design and develop extra-large autonomous undersea vehicles.

How the Falklands War gave rise to Australia’s prize defence export – after years of struggling with reluctance

6 May 2022

Some of the world's largest warships are protected from missile attack by Nulka, an Australian-designed rocket that pretends to be a ship.

How defence scientists gave a voice to the ‘silent Anzac’

26 April 2022

Petty Officer Henry Kindler recalls the sad ending to Australia's first attempt to establish a submarine service.

Defence Science – 115 years underwriting Australia’s security

13 April 2022

When Australia's first defence scientist, Cecil Hake, set out to create a national factory to manufacture the gunpowder replacement cordite on 15 April 1907, he could not have known that he was laying the foundations for one of the world's great research institutions.

Minister’s Science award for command and control specialist

21 March 2022

Defence operations analyst Dr Alexander Kalloniatis is the 2021 recipient of the Defence Minster's Award for Achievement in Science and Technology.

Getting good results is only half the journey

18 March 2022

Defence scientist Katie Mortimer-Murphy's data analytics toolbox helps tell the whole story.

Enlisting cutting-edge skills to investigate an aircraft weld failure

15 March 2022

Undergraduate Charli Goodrich's forensic examinations.