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29 April 2016

Value capture no path to infrastructure utopia

Value capture is no silver bullet for infrastructure funding, writes Garry Bowditch, Executive Director of the Better Infrastructure Initiative at the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership.

29 April 2016

Explainer: how do drugs work?

Whether a drug is prescribed by the doctor, bought over the counter or obtained illegally, we mostly take their mechanism of action for granted and trust they will do what they’re supposed to.

29 April 2016

Trading tools for mathematical models - top honours for former sparky

Renewable energy networks is the new focus of former electrician Aaron Ramsden, who this week will graduate from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours and a University Medal recognising his academic excellence in the field of power engineering.

28 April 2016

Like father, like son – pioneering ambitions to help Pakistan’s renal patients

Pakistan’s spiraling death rate due to chronic kidney disease could be dramatically reduced by a pioneering hemodialysis mixing and delivery process, a University of Sydney masters researcher alleged at the IET Present Around the World Competition  held on Friday in Perth.

 Taha Shakoh represented NSW showcasing his improvement on a simple mixing and central delivery system currently used in kidney dialysis.

28 April 2016

Australia's gun numbers climb

For the first time since the Port Arthur massacre, Australia’s national arsenal of private guns is larger than before the subsequent introduction of strict gun control laws, writes Associate Professor Philip Alpers. 

28 April 2016

Will Habitat III defend the human right to the city?

Luar Batang, one of Jakarta’s oldest waterfront squatter areas, is being flattened. Residents and their homes will be removed to free up flood-prone land and access to the city for tourists. Thousands of people will be evicted, disrupting if not destroying livelihoods, jobs, homes and long-established social networks.

27 April 2016

Pattern learning key to children's language development

A new study reveals children's language development is a learnt skill and is intricately linked to their ability to recognise patterns in their environment.

27 April 2016

Flying high with algae

The multi-disciplinary team including researchers from James Cook University, University of Sydney and Israel’s Ben Gurion University has developed a proof-of-concept process to create high quality renewable biofuel from the macroalgae, Oedogonium, ready for blending with regular gasoline, jet fuel and diesel.

27 April 2016

How traditional Aboriginal medicine can help close the health gap

Aboriginal traditional healers should be given greater scope to practice their holistic healthcare treatments, a panel of leading health experts will argue at the University of Sydney this week.

27 April 2016

Vaccination objection rates aren’t skyrocketing

Vaccine objection is a significant problem but it’s not the only barrier to our kids being protected against communicable diseases, new research reveals.