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20 September 2017
Conducting chemistry

Lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries are amongst the hottest topics in materials research. We meet the chemist and SOAR Fellow designing, testing and optimising the fundamental chemical configurations of your future technology. 

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19 September 2017
Researchers awarded more than $1.5million in Federal grants

University of Sydney researchers have received Federal Government funding to support a number of fellowship initiatives.

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19 September 2017
World-first microchip: 'storing lightning inside thunder'

As we churn through more data, cloud computing centres are overheating. Photonic chip technology offers a way forward for our insatiable appetite for information.

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19 September 2017
Size matters in battle against extinction, scientists find

Researchers have found the Goldilocks zone for animals lies in being mid-sized, with apex predators over-hunted and small vertebrates like pollinators threatened by habitat changes because they cannot move far from home.

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18 September 2017
University students host astronauts to inspire Australia about space

Australia’s potential to become a more active player in the world’s growing ‘space economy’ is being bolstered by the efforts of the next generation of Australian aerospace engineers.

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18 September 2017
How to care for your cats and dogs (ethically)

Caring for pets can be a joy as well as a challenge. Veterinarian Dr Anne Fawcett shares her top five tips for ethical pet ownership during this episode of the University’s Open for Discussion podcast.

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12 September 2017
Robotics professor unlearns what it means to be human

Engineering extraordinaire, Professor Salah Sukkarieh, tackles what it means to be human in the wake of artificial intelligence.

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12 September 2017
Incredible gift means a cure is in sight

Most of us walk through life never having to think about the fact that we can see clearly. But for many Australians, loss of vision is a real problem – and it can be especially scary when it comes out of the blue.

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12 September 2017
Don’t believe the hype – science spin prevalent, researchers warn

More than a quarter of biomedical scientific papers may utilise practices that distort the interpretation of results or mislead readers so that results are viewed more favourably, a new University of Sydney study suggests. 

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12 September 2017
Astronomers spun up by galaxy-shape finding

Scientists have measured how a galaxy’s spin affects its shape - and found faster-spinning galaxies are flatter and rounder. The discovery was made sampling 845 galaxies and could help provide insights into a galaxy’s past.

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