Tiny fibres are a big breakthrough at La Trobe

Imagine a material that could make jet planes, road trains, even the family car lighter – saving fuel, money and importantly, emissions. It’s called a ‘nano-cermet’, a nanocomposite of aluminium and silicon carbide, and the first few precious fibres of it have been grown at La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus. Engineering Professor James Maxwell has... Continue Reading →

Mick strokes up the ailments for education

Meet the man who’s had a hundred heart attacks. Give or take. Not to mention countless cancers, hypertension, emphysema, diabetes… the list goes on. In fact, Mick Cumming jotted them all down in time to share his story. “I had fun going through my notes today,” he says. “I’ve had colon cancer, lung cancer, strokes.... Continue Reading →

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