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THE MANUFACTURING HUB GRANTS PROGRAM — ROUND 3 IS OPEN!   Grants between $10,000 and $500,000 are available to regional Queensland’s small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to build advanced manufacturing capabilities. The grants are aimed at:• improving productivity by building international competitiveness, generating jobs and stimulating private-sector investment • adoption of new technologies in equipment, […]

Wildlife Rescues Have More Than Doubled Over The Last Ten Years

wildlife rescue Richard Musgrove Science Communicator

Few of Australia’s 7000 or so native animal species show any road sense. This includes our particularly diverse and charismatic marsupials (e.g. kangaroos, possums, bandicoots, bettongs, etc), which account for more than two-thirds of the world’s 330 species. Of course, this goes beyond road accidents. Our native fauna is regularly caught up in everything from […]

Grants to prevent tech-based abuse of women

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The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is offering grants of between $80,000 and $500,000 to support projects focused on the prevention of online harms and enhanced safety for women and children. This may include projects that, for example, aim to change community attitudes and behaviours, focus on people who perpetrate technology-facilitated abuse, or that seek […]

Concreting Carbon

We’ve been mass-producing concrete since the Romans built the Colosseum in 70 AD. Two thousand years on, annual production is 30 billion tonnes, roughly 8% of our global carbon emissions. But now, we can capture some of that carbon, with technology from a surprising source — the concrete-making industry itself. A first for Australia Enter Carbon […]

Could ChatGTP become Chat GP?

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have tested whether the AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT could be used to make decisions about prescribing patients with antibiotics. ChatGTP was given a series of infection scenarios that might have you heading for your family doctor. But although the bot understood the scenarios, including the need to prescribe antibiotics for […]

$16,000,000 in Energy Efficiency Grants up for grabs

Energy Efficiency Musgrove Communications

$16,000,000 in Energy Efficiency Grants up for grabs Are you a small to medium-sized business looking to upgrade or replace inefficient equipment to improve your energy efficiency, reduce energy use, and buffer against long-term energy cost volatility? This could be the grant for you. The Program’s objectives are to: – improve energy efficiency practices and increase […]

CHAT GPT — a Beta Test

Chat GPT

As you’ll know, Chat GPT is a chatbot, much hyped in the media. It will write a good and very convincing paragraph or two, but, be wary — the bot will also make stuff up if it doesn’t find an answer in its database. This new bot is not connected to the internet and doesn’t […]

COVID warps your immunity — variants and ‘imprinting’

  The pandemic is far from over, but we are learning to live with Covid-19, 20, 21, 22, 23 … As this article from Nature, explains, the problem is ‘imprinting’. Your immune system produces antibodies to the first strain of a virus (i.e. Covid-19, a.k.a. SARS-CoV 2), to which you were exposed — say the […]

$70 million grant available for Townsville Green Hydrogen Hub

Green Hydrogen

The Albanese government is committing $70 Million to a green hydrogen hub to be based in Townsville, North Queensland. Producers, consumers, and potential exporters of hydrogen across industrial, transport, export, and energy markets are eligible to apply. Applications open on the 14th of March. Click here for more information Looking for an experienced grant writer? […]