Scientists discover why mantis shrimps’ brains don’t explode

Mantis shrimp eyes collect a staggering amount of information, feeding into a tiny brain – leaving scientists wondering how they process it all. A short explainer video makes this an accessible resource for years 5 through 10 thinking about specific … Continued

Seductive light from the dark side

Topics: Chemical Sciences - Chemical Reactions, Atoms Earth and Space Sciences - Renewable/non-renewable Resources Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering. Concepts (South Australia): Chemical Sciences - Properties of Matter, Change of Matter Earth and Space Sciences - … Continued

A ‘tsunami’ on a silicon chip

Topics: Chemical Sciences - Atoms, Particle Models Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Chemical Sciences - Properties of Matter, Change of Matter Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 The internet of … Continued

Iridescent camouflage in Nature

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems; Genetics Physical Sciences – Energy Additional: Careers Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems; Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function Physical Sciences – Energy Years: 4, 5, 9, 10 Bumblebees’ confusion over iridescence … Continued

Perovskite breakthrough helps solar cells sizzle

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - Renewable/Non-renewable resources Physical Sciences - Energy Additional - Careers; Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - The Earth's Surface Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 5, 6, 7,  8, 10 Perovskite breakthrough helps … Continued

The blackest bird feathers rival Vantablack

Topics: Biological Sciences – Ecosystems; Genetics Physical Sciences – Energy Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems; Diversity and Evolution Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 5, 6, 7, 10 The blackest bird feathers rival Vantablack The blackest bird … Continued