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  • Bringing hypersonic flight closer to reality [1 May 2015]

    Bringing hypersonic flight closer to reality

    Two University of Sydney aeronautical engineering PhD researchers have been invited by the European Space Agency (ESA) to help realise the dream of travelling across the globe at seven times the speed of sound. More...

  • Sky-high refuelling for UAVs [23 April 2015]

    Sky-high refuelling for UAVs

    University of Sydney researcher Daniel Wilson has designed and successfully tested a method for autonomously docking drones for refuelling or recharging, in mid-air. More...

  • New course recognises changing healthcare landscape [13 April 2015]

    New course recognises changing healthcare landscape

    As healthcare increasingly depends on the innovative use of modern technologies the University of Sydney has announced a first of its kind master's degree aimed at developing leaders in the emerging field of health technology - the Master of Health Technology Innovation. More...

  • Donors' vision becomes reality: launch of STEM Academy for teachers [30 March 2015]

    Donors' vision becomes reality: launch of STEM Academy for teachers

    The Federal Minister for Industry and Science has officially launched the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy at the University of Sydney. The first of its kind in Australia, the teaching academy is dedicated to excellence and innovation in the teaching of mathematics, science and technology. More...

  • Talking under water [18 March 2015]

    Talking under water

    In a first of its kind study, an international research team led by Dr. Oscar Pizarro from the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics, will use coordinated groups of underwater robots to conduct a data gathering expedition to expand our electronic view of the seafloor and overlying waters of Scott Reef, 400km north of Broome. More...

  • Sights set on improving indigenous health through biomedical engineering [27 February 2015]

    Sights set on improving indigenous health through biomedical engineering

    An exceptional final high school year has secured young Sophee Savage, from Townsville a scholarship to study at the University of Sydney. The Pimlico State High School graduate is the University's first Biomedical Industry Partners Scholarship in Engineering Leadership for Indigenous Women recipient. More...

  • Computers should make us happier! [26 February 2015]

    Computers should make us happier!

    Two University of Sydney researchers are calling on developers to rethink their entire approach to designing computer software. Professor Rafael Calvo, School of Electrical and Information Technology and Dorian Peters, Faculty of Education and Social Work are urging developers to employ "positive computing" software methods in their design processes. More...

  • Needed for the hole in the head [5 February 2015]

    Needed for the hole in the head

    A biomedical engineering team based at the University of Sydney has developed a new low cost method for producing bone replacement implants for severely damaged skulls. The new 3D printing technique that enables clinicians to produce a patient-matched implant in a matter of days rather than several weeks. More...

  • Will robotics revolutionise the farm? [2 February 2015]

    Will robotics revolutionise the farm?

    Sixty of the world's top agricultural roboticists are meeting this week (2-6 February) for the Summer School on Agricultural Robotics (SSAR) at the University of Sydney to discuss future directions for the globe's horticultural and farming industries. More...

  • Young Cambodians coding their way to future careers [29 January 2015]

    Young Cambodians coding their way to future careers

    They may not own computers or know how to blog or tweet yet but learning computer programming may help many Cambodian children find their way into future careers. More...

  • University summer school teaches students to code like a Ninja [3 January 2015]

    University summer school teaches students to code like a Ninja

    A University of Sydney national summer school created to provide a fresh environment for bright young high school students wanting to learn about computer-programming will celebrate its twentieth anniversary this week with predictions it will grow even stronger. More...

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