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30 December 2019

Engineering with impact: our top stories of 2019

From high-powered rockets and ketone breathalysers to epilepsy prediction devices and cybersecurity: these are some of 2019's top engineering stories.
19 December 2019

Why road rules should be rewritten to put walking first

You are walking east on a footpath and come to an unmarked intersection without traffic signals. A vehicle is driving north, across your path. Who has right of way in Australia? Pedestrians should, argues Professor David Levinson.
17 December 2019

Building bridges between research and industry

The University of Sydney has expanded its industrial connections and educational opportunities with two new Professors of Practice appointments in the areas of advanced structural materials and bridge engineering.
13 December 2019

Professor Dacheng Tao named ACM Fellow

University of Sydney AI expert and one of the world's most highly cited researchers, Professor Dacheng Tao has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
11 December 2019

$10.5m facility to boost bioengineering research

The University of Sydney has provided $10.5 million to create a bioengineering facility "that brings together excellence in research and teaching in service of better health outcomes for us all."
06 December 2019

Could level 2 water restrictions drive up prices?

Designed to save water over summer while dam levels dwindle, could level 2 water restrictions have the unintended affect of driving up prices? Dr Petr Matous explains.
05 December 2019

58 Discovery Project grants awarded to Sydney researchers

Federal Education Dan Tehan announced the latest round of ARC Discovery Project grants, including funds for 58 research projects involving University of Sydney researchers and administered by the University.
02 December 2019

University of Sydney technology goes global after 20 years

A portable remotely operated drill used for deep sea exploration that was developed by University of Sydney researchers in the 1990s has been sold to a British offshore engineering company.
27 November 2019

How climate change impacts infrastructure: experts explain

From fires in the Amazon and in Australia, to flash flooding in Europe, right across the globe we are witnessing the impact of climate change on the environment. But how does a changing climate affect key infrastructure? Engineering experts explain.
27 November 2019

Companies are misusing our data and there's little we can do

Our personal, online data is being tracked and used by tech companies, but exactly how is unclear, writes School of Computer Science academic, Dr Suranga Seneviratne.