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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.

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.

14 August 2017

Malcolm Turnbull's ANZUS offer on North Korea was premature

Invoking the ANZUS treaty was unnecessary, writes Professor James Curran for the Australian Financial Review.

14 August 2017

Are your Genes your Destiny?

As part of National Science Week, the University of Sydney will host a screening of Gattaca followed by a panel discussion about ethics and genomics.

14 August 2017

The traditional MBA is dead, declares University of Sydney

The University of Sydney Business School is seeking to recruit a highly diverse student cohort for its new full-time MBA program with a campaign delivering the message that “the traditional MBA is dead”.

14 August 2017

Two years to SOAR

What are the biggest misconceptions about being an academic? What are the challenges academics face every day? What is it really like to break new ground, to discover something no one else has before?

11 August 2017

Scholarship in the name of a uni vet’s best friend

The Ruggles Scholarship is helping veterinary science students achieve their dreams. We investigate the story behind the scholarship and chat to the grateful students receiving a financial paw.

11 August 2017

Why innovation is important

From the black box recorder and the pacemaker, to Wifi and the bionic ear, for more than 160 years, we've been fostering innovation. But what does innovation really mean and why is it important?

11 August 2017

Give women composers a break!

Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Professor Liza Lim is appealing to festival and concert programmers in Australia for an equal gender split in music commissions and performances.

11 August 2017

How urban seasnakes lost their stripes

WATCH: Seasnakes are turning black because of pollution, a study in New Caledonia has shown, while the snakes in pristine waters retain their stripes. Corresponding author Prof Rick Shine explains the phenomenon in a video.