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15 Apr 2015

Conservation drones: The new eco-warriors

Lian Pin Koh

A lot of people have heard about unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, and what they are used for – from the home hobbyist to high-tech Defence applications. What many might not know is drones […]

A lot of people have heard about unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, and what they are used for – from the home hobbyist to high-tech Defence applications.

What many might not know is drones are now used at the front line of conservation by biologists from around the world.

From surveying orang-utans in Sumatra to chasing poachers in the flatland national parks of Nepal, unmanned aircraft are offering an affordable and time-saving alternative to researchers and army patrols.

Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh, Associate Professor and Chair of Applied Ecology & Conservation at the University of Adelaide and Director of the university’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility told The Sound of Science’s Sarah Martin about the many ecological applications of drones.

Information about Lian Pin Koh’s work can also be found at conservationdrones.org

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16 Apr 2015

The future of higher education

Linkping university

The role of higher education has drastically shifted in recent years. Universities that were once public institutions are now attempting to corporatise and increase their competitiveness on a global scale. Angus Randall was joined in […]

The role of higher education has drastically shifted in recent years. Universities that were once public institutions are now attempting to corporatise and increase their competitiveness on a global scale.

Angus Randall was joined in the studio by Professor Ulf Mellström, a leading higher education researcher.

Produced by Jennie Lenman

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15 Apr 2015

Laura Cassai dishes up on her new cookbook

Laura

You may remember Laura Cassai as the 2014 Masterchef runner up, but she has come a long way since then. Laura’s debut cookbook, ‘My Italian Kitchen’ was launched this month and she joined Angus Randall […]

You may remember Laura Cassai as the 2014 Masterchef runner up, but she has come a long way since then.

Laura’s debut cookbook, ‘My Italian Kitchen’ was launched this month and she joined Angus Randall for a chat.

Laura’s book ‘My Italian Kitchen’ is out now.

Produced by Kahlia Hartwig

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15 Apr 2015

Latvian Lunchroom

Traditional kitchen food

Traditional Latvian kitchen food comes to the Adelaide Central Market. Inga  Perkons-Grauze has put great energy into creating a hospitable, homely atmosphere in The Latvian Lunchroom – the latest addition to the eating options in […]

Traditional Latvian kitchen food comes to the Adelaide Central Market.

Inga  Perkons-Grauze has put great energy into creating a hospitable, homely atmosphere in The Latvian Lunchroom – the latest addition to the eating options in the Market’s central stall area.

It is bright, welcoming, with its own style and colour.

The food and drinks on offer are equally interesting, ranging from a birch bark tonic (not as challenging as you might think!) to kommorgenwieden (a savoury filled pancake), with snack-sized open sandwiches and cakes in between.

Inga explains the what and the why of the venture on Gastronaut.

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News & Events

Feature album

Spirit Of The ANZACS (2015)

Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests

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2015 marks the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC’s landing at Gallipoli. ‘Spirit Of The Anzacs’ is a collection of songs inspired by real letters from the Australian War Memorial. The album pays tribute to the men and women who have served and continue to serve Australia in this, the Centenary of the Gallipoli landing.