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25 June 2019

DST researchers have undertaken research to determine how to mitigate the risk of traumatic head and neck injury to the occupants of vehicles subjected to 'underbelly' blasts.

Raising the bar on ration pack snacks
24 June 2019

Defence scientists based at DST's Scottsdale site are developing and evaluating an eat-on-the-go, supplementary food bar for the ADF, with a focus on provision of adequate energy, micronutrients and gut health.

Just how does one build a convincing virtual landscape? Defence scientists Dr Bin Lee (LD) and Jay Yu are facing that challenge.
17 June 2019

Just how does one build a convincing virtual landscape? Defence scientists Dr Bin Lee (LD) and Jay Yu are facing that challenge as they create a physics-based virtual landscape as part of a signature modelling and simulation research program.

13 June 2019

Dr Olivia Samardzic has received the Public Service Medal for her contribution to providing the ADF with superior operational capability.

11 June 2019

Defence scientists Dr James Brooks and Daniel Butler have come a long way in a short time at DST, and both have been lauded for their outstanding early career achievements.

3 June 2019

When it comes to augmented reality (AR), more is not necessarily better.

Engineers Tim Teske (left) and Andrew Hart are transforming the production of energetic materials.
28 May 2019

These weapons are set to offer disruptive performance gains and a level of operational flexibility that is unachievable at the moment.

23 May 2019

DST will hold its flagship partnership event on 15-16 August 2019 at its Edinburgh laboratory in Adelaide, South Australia.

Jenny Mathew at the Australian Maritime College Model Test Basin facility.
20 May 2019

Defence scientist Jenny Mathew has completed a prize-winning study of the Royal Australian Navy Canberra-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) resupply operation.

Nick Manser is a key member of the Cortex development team.
14 May 2019

A system developed by DST is taking a smart look at Defence's satellite communications.