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28 April 2017
Science alumna receives graduate medal

Recent psychology graduate Philippa Specker was awarded the Convocation Medal at the University’s Alumni Awards for 2017.

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26 April 2017
Nanodiamond 'tiny machines' closer to reality with global finding

Sydney quantum physicists have played a leading role in global research towards the development of non-invasive nanodiamond imaging – linking the gold standard MRI with synthetic industrial diamonds for targeted drug delivery.

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24 April 2017
US Vice-President Mike Pence meets Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence, met with the US Vice-President Mike Pence as part of a three-day visit to Australia.

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24 April 2017
Global health pioneer receives prestigious university award

Recipient of the University of Sydney's President’s Award, alumnus Dr Colin Mathers talks to us about his exceptional contributions to world health.

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20 April 2017
Valued voice in an environment for food innovation

Karl Sternberg found that fitting within the organisational culture of his host business provided a platform for constructive discussions and opportunities to learn, innovate and set a standard for new interns.

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19 April 2017
'The University of Sydney is in space' - CubeSat success announced

INSPIRE-2 lead Professor Iver Cairns attended the global launch of the cube satellites, or cubesats, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States, in an historic project that marks Australia’s return to the space race.

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18 April 2017
Harnessing light at the nanoscale

Professor Ben Eggleton and Dr Andrea Blanco Redondo are set to illuminate the science of light at the nanoscale with their dazzling Sydney Science Forum.

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13 April 2017
Light at the start of the 21st century tunnel

PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi provides some insights into her photonics research and its applications before the next Sydney Science Forum – Bright lights: The science of light at the nanoscale.

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12 April 2017
Investment opportunities for personal growth

Food and Agribusiness student Ashleigh James is making an impression whilst getting a taste of what working life will be like after graduation.

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12 April 2017
The scientist who went out in the cold

Soon to be recognised with the University of Sydney's 2017 Alumni Award for Professional Achievement, we talk to Dr Patrica Selkirk AAM about her extraordinary career.

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11 April 2017
The mathematics of déjà vu

In Sydney to deliver the inaugural Dr Simon Marais Lecture, Professor Amie Wilkinson works in the field of dynamical systems, an area of mathematics that even she admits is not well understood by the general public.

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08 April 2017
Researchers use sensors to monitor and treat concussion

University of Sydney researchers have developed an impact sensor being worn by players at Randwick Rugby Union Club to better diagnose and treat head knocks that can cause brain damage and death.

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07 April 2017
Students employing a degree of skill

Food and Agribusiness students are proving their worth before they receive their qualification – securing jobs, developing real-world skills and making important connections within their chosen industry.

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07 April 2017
Students employing a degree of skill

Food and Agribusiness students are proving their worth before they receive their qualification – securing jobs, developing real-world skills and making important connections within their chosen industry.

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06 April 2017
Dawn of the artificial employee

A tsunami of change is already arriving. Artificial intelligence is now capable of doing desk jobs that were previously safe from automation. The social and economic effects remain to be seen, but is AI what we think it is?

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05 April 2017
Video: Sex obsession a killer for male snakes

Analysis of snakes’ sexual activity in the four months out of hibernation has confirmed that males' physiologically expensive approach to reproduction causes them to die earlier and in worse condition than females.

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31 March 2017
University investigates nanotechnology safety

Dr Wojciech Chrzanowski has delivered a talk on the way the University is addressing the safety of nanoparticles

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31 March 2017
Can we save the Great Barrier Reef from mass coral bleaching?

The future of the Great Barrier Reef in the face of climate-induced coral bleaching is of grave concern. A panel of experts will discuss what can be done to slow or prevent alarming rates of mass coral bleaching.

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30 March 2017
Mobile phones are not always a cure for poverty in remote regions

Mobile phones are often touted as technology that can help bring economic benefits to the poor. But the benefits to those living in rural and remote areas without other infrastructure are limited, writes Dr Petr Matous.

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29 March 2017
Mapping the fate of our reefs

Researchers are using 3D mapping techniques to capture the Great Barrier Reef in incredible detail in order to study the effects of global warming and the extent of coral bleaching.

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