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27 September 2016

Pedestrian safety needs to catch up to technology and put people before cars

One pedestrian is killed every two days on Australia’s roads, the majority in metropolitan areas. While advances in safety systems and technology over past decades have greatly improved driver and passenger safety, there has been relatively little new technology to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Even current innovations to improve pedestrian safety are still designed from a car-centric approach.

27 September 2016

Tinder users still swiping yes to long-term relationships

New research from the Department of Media and Communications has found people who use dating apps are just as likely to seek long-term love.

27 September 2016

Dying re-imagined: designing a better way to die

Approaching death is an opportunity for individuals and those who care for them to reduce suffering and achieve something more human and humane. Sadly, few dying people or their carers achieve these ends. 

26 September 2016

Historic partnership to be sealed at Westmead

The brightest minds will be brought together as part of a historic partnership agreement between the University of Sydney and Westmead precinct partners announced earlier today.

26 September 2016

New gift to help pharmacists build integrity in their practice

On what basis is pharmacy policy made, and is it always in the best interest of health consumers?

26 September 2016

Story Factory tells a strong tale

Set up with assistance from University of Sydney academic Professor Robyn Ewing, the Sydney Story Factory has helped thousands of school students to improve their writing skills and cultivate their creativity.

26 September 2016

Smart phone device to save lives

A lifesaving smartphone device that can cheaply and quickly detect stroke-causing heart rhythm abnormalities is being piloted for the first time in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

23 September 2016

US elections explained

Don't know your primaries from your caucuses? Fear not, Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor is here to explain how the US votes in its President.

23 September 2016

On my mind

Claire Wivell Plater (LLB ’81) is managing director of boutique financial services law firm, The Fold Legal. Here she discusses how artificial intelligence may affect the legal profession, with implications for the broader workforce.

23 September 2016

Pubs and bars turn into classrooms

Amid calls for a ‘pub test’ for research grants, University of Sydney academics will rise to the challenge on Tuesday 18 October, when they deliver a series of public talks in bars and pubs across Sydney.