Curiosity: The secret to research breakthroughs

Basic research can lead to unintended discoveries and astonishing outcomes that benefit society and change the world. 

Be curious.  And see where it leads you…



Can gravity work in reverse?

The Australian National University


Can vision be restored so the blind may see?

The University of Melbourne and UNSW Australia, with Bionic Vision Australia


Can an un-pregnant belly give birth?

Monash University


Can algae fuel the world?

The University of Queensland


Can liquefied natural gas be stabilised and made safe?

The University of Western Australia


Can chronic pain ever be cured?

The University of Adelaide


Can locusts provide clues to ageing and obesity?

The University of Sydney


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