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Aerial drones are transforming entire industries, from photography and logistics to food delivery and security. They’re relatively low cost, user friendly and widely available. It’s these very characteristics that also make them attractive to hackers, criminals and reckless recreational users who threaten our safety. The challenge for authorities has been in intercepting nefarious drones and extracting intelligence. Now, a student team from ECU can show them how.

I hope you enjoy this story, as well as features on a new melanoma blood test and some surprising PhD journeys, in our May 2019 edition.

Professor Steve Chapman CBE

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How we’re fighting back when drones attack

Aerial drones have the potential to cause damage and disruption far in excess of what their relatively low price tag would suggest. With Australia’s aviation watchdog estimating the country is home to more than 120,000 drones, how can we combat the threat of an attack?


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Are we underestimating our kids?

Children often know more, feel more and are more cognitively capable than adults give them credit. Edith magazine explores the mounting evidence that shows when given the opportunity, kids have a lot they can teach us.

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Where are they now?

Taking on a PhD commands a huge commitment from students to produce a large and complex body of work examining a unique idea. Edith Magazine speaks to four ECU graduates whose theses have taken them in some surprising directions.


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