We’re building a pandemic drone

Our researchers have reached new heights developing a ‘pandemic drone’ in partnership with Draganfly Inc to detect people in crowds with infectious respiratory conditions such as COVID-19.

Meet May – the ghost of Murray House

Over the years, there have been plenty of stories swirling about the ghosts of Murray House at Magill Campus. Of all the stories, it’s the one of a little girl called May that spooks even the biggest of sceptics. An inquisitive child with blonde hair, she takes her place at the top of the stairs dressed in period finery and often surprises guests with her presence.

Coating cancer drugs with vibrations from ACDC’s Thunderstruck

AC/DC’s iconic track, Thunderstruck, has been used by UniSA researchers to effectively coat cancer fighting drugs with a plasma polymer, designed to improve their efficacy. Playing the rock song through a loudspeaker causes microparticles to vibrate in a vacuum, creating a greater surface area for those particles to be given the all-important polymer overlay.

Historic brewing company HQ becomes UniSA Lewis O'Brien Building

The historic UniSA Lewis O'Brien Building on Hindley Street was originally the headquarters of the South Australian Brewing Company. This impressive heritage listed building has been fully restored, including the original boardroom.

New thin-film tech making takeaway coffee cups recyclable

It's estimated that around 16 billion disposable coffee cups are used around the world each year, so UniSA researchers are working with packaging company Detpak to develop a recyclable takeaway cup that also doesn't leak through expert thin film coatings.

Host of Australia’s longest gaming speedrun marathon

We played host to Australia’s L O N G E S T gaming speedrun marathon – a fast and furious ride for 45 video game enthusiasts from around the country.

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