Recent news in Science and Engineering

College of Science and Engineering Recent news in Science and Engineering

Recent news in Science and Engineering

Global search for vanishing ocean giants
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
James Cook University researchers are leading a global search for one of the most fascinating creatures of the deep – the sawfish – and they’re using an innovative method to track down the endangered animal.

Urban design lab launched at JCU
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
A design laboratory that brings together the region’s leading urban planners, architects and affiliated professionals will be launched in Cairns at James Cook University this month.

Call to stop African eco-disaster in the making
Thu, 5 Oct 2017
A James Cook University scientist has warned of an environmental catastrophe in Africa’s world-famous Serengeti if planned new dams are built.

Sharks longer in the tooth than we thought
Fri, 29 Sep 2017
A James Cook University researcher has found that sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought – some twice as long as previously estimated.

Smart growth: Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
For nearly 50 years, researchers have been stumped as to why sea shells from warm tropical waters are comparatively larger than their cold-water relatives.  New research, led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University, suggests that it all comes down to ‘housing cost.’

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