Adding content to the Scimex Multimedia Hub

Are you sitting on a really striking image, video or even audio you think the media would love but are unsure how to get their attention?

Can you imagine a newspaper printing the image or a news website using the video or audio?

Simply upload your content, and let journalists know how to get hold of you.

The searchable multimedia library is now available to all users, and images can be uploaded now.

Please note, copyright images are not permitted in the multimedia library. You must be comfortable offering your work under a Creative Commons licence if you wish to add material to the library. When uploading your material you can choose between three licensing options - no rights reserved (ie waive all rights), free to share or modify or just free to share. Users of your material must credit you in all cases. Note: Creative Commons licenses cannot be revoked.

To upload multimedia, first register with scimex here. If you're already registered, you'll need to login first.

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To celebrate the launch of the Hub, the AusSMC ran an image competition for supporters. The winning image, Liquid Lace, beautifully demonstrates the essence of the Hub. Contributed by Phred Pherson from RMIT University, Liquid Lace shows a droplet of glycerine and water hitting a thin film of ethanol, a practical application for integrated circuit manufacturing.

With over 120 images submitted for the competition, there were also some incredible finalists. The runner-up was a beautifully stained cross-section of a developing embryo photographed by Dr Sophie Wiszniak from the University of South Australia. Finalists included a soccer playing robot (UNSW) stained seagrass (UTS), brain coral (UTS) and stained wheat plants (ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls).

Competition winner 

Competition winner

Organisation: RMIT University
Description: A droplet of glycerine and water is shown hitting a thin film of ethanol - revealing a practical application for integrated circuit manufacturing. It shows how differences in surface tension create lace-like patterns.
Licensing: Free to share (must credit)
Attribution: Liquid Lace, Phred Petersen, RMIT University
Media contact: Kelly Ryan
Media contact email: kelly.ryan2@rmit.edu.au
Media contact mobile: +61 447 784 615 
Media contact landline: +61 3 9925 0961

Second place 

Competition runner up

Organisation: University of South Australia
Description: Here we can see a section of the head of a mouse embryo at 14 days of development (equivalent to 8 weeks in a human embryo). The brain is at the top, eyes at the side, nose in the middle and tongue at the bottom. By staining developing cells in different colours we can track them as they develop into bone cells, muscle cells or blood vessels for example. We are using these images to track how bones and cartilage develop into the skull and jaw, giving us information on how these amazing processes can also go wrong - resulting in disfiguring facial deformities in the newborn.
Licensing Free to share or modify (must credit)
Attribution: Dr Sophie Wiszniak
Media contact: Marina Lewis
Media contact email: marina.lewis@unisa.edu.au
Media contact mobile: +61 434 367 876

Runners up 

Competition runner up

Organisation: University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Description: Seagrass leaf by Stacey Trevathan-Tackett and Amy Keagy.
Licensing: Free to share (must credit)
Attribution: Stacey Trevathan-Tackett and Amy Keagy
Media contact: Marea Martlew
Media contact email: Marea.Martlew@uts.edu.au

Competition runner up

Organisation: University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Description: Maze Brain Coral by Olivier Laczka.
Licensing: Free to share (must credit)
Attribution: Olivier Laczka
Media contact: Marea Martlew
Media contact email: Marea.Martlew@uts.edu.au

Competition runner up

Organisation: The University of New South Wales
Description: UNSW's team of student engineers and soccer playing robots are in China to defend their World Championship title at RoboCup 2015
Licensing: Free to share (must credit)
Attribution: Grant Turner/UNSW Media
Media contact: UNSW Media
Media contact email: media@unsw.edu.au

Competition runner up

Organisation: ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls
Description: Arabidopsis stigma stained with Direct Yellow
Licensing: Free to share (must credit)
Attribution: Matthew Tucker
Media contact: David Mathew
Media contact email: david.mathew@adelaide.edu.au
Media contact mobile: 0408816170
Media contact landline: 0883137876