Meet the Researchers
Keep checking out this page for profiles on the 200-plus researchers working on SfTI projects.
Making technology that works for its intended community can be challenging.
SfTI Seed researcher Dr Harvey Ho hopes an online 3D computer model of a baby inside the womb can help encourage expectant mums to stop smoking.
The anti-inflammatory properties of fish oil have made it a global $450 million-dollar industry driven by high amounts of omega-3s, but the herrings, sardines, mackerel, salmon and tuna don’t make the omega-3s themselves.
They eat them – mostly in the form of algae and plankton.
If you take an artery from any animal at the freezing works and remove the blood, muscle and other tissues, you’ll be left with collagen. And that collagen is chemically the same as what’s found in your own bones, muscles, skin and tendons – it’s the most abundant protein you have.
A field of poppies in full blossom would look very different if you were colour blind – and being unable to detect red from green could also affect your career opportunities.
Your computer takes time to boot up from cold because the hundreds of billions of transistors it contains are all busy asking the CPU what state they were in when the computer was shut down.
Most horticultural spraying uses air-blast sprayers, which fire droplets of fertiliser or insecticide in a cloud around the orchard or vineyard, hoping that each leaf will be covered.
It works, but not efficiently.