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22 August 2017
5 cool topics you can study with a geography major

While geography facts make for excellent trivia, what applications can the subject have in society or in a career sense? We chatted with five University of Sydney geographers to learn more about their fascinating research.

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18 August 2017
Winning ideas from student entrepreneurs

A perfectly customisable pillow and an autonomous UAV-based system that will detect airborne pathogens were the winners of this year’s student innovation challenge.

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18 August 2017
Australia’s largest Immersive Learning Laboratory now in Sydney

University of Sydney students are receiving in-the-field experience and journeying to new territories – from foreign lands to the outer reaches of space – all without leaving campus.

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17 August 2017
Sex selection researcher wins Young Tall Poppy of the Year

Sydney has scooped the Australian Institute of Policy & Science’s Young Tall Poppy Awards, with recipients including Angela Crean as 2017 winner for her work on reproduction and environmental impacts on sperm and offspring. 

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17 August 2017
On the land and online

There’s movement at the station. Guy Coleman is part of a wave of agriculture graduates finding opportunities to transform the industry with new perspectives and technologies. He’s using and creating online resources that provide a platform for education and discussion.

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17 August 2017
Field of dreams

Hugh King was a city boy who went country. By taking opportunities that came his way, and through a lifelong appreciation for technological innovation, he found success in both academic study, farming and business.

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17 August 2017
Sydney sustainable energy expert joins new research Council

A University of Sydney sustainable energy expert has joined forces with the directors of Australia’s major energy research institutes to form a new Energy Research Institutes Council for Australia (ERICA).

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15 August 2017
Scientists SOAR

We visit the lab to catch up with Chemistry’s Associate Professor Deanna D’Alessandro to find out about her research in materials science and how her SOAR Fellowship is enabling wider impacts.

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15 August 2017
Cardno drones challenge helps students’ ideas take flight

Some of the University’s brightest undergraduate engineering students have spent the first few weeks of semester coming up with innovative new ideas to help leading engineering firm Cardno navigate a drone-enabled future.

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15 August 2017
University of Sydney charges ahead on zinc-air batteries

University of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices.

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