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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.
12 December 2019

Barry and Joy Lambert recognised as medicinal cannabis pioneers

Philanthropists Barry and Joy Lambert have been recognised with Honorary Fellowships by the University of Sydney for their pioneering collaboration on the establishment of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics.
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.
04 December 2019

Great Barrier Reef study shows how reef copes with rapid sea-level rise

PhD student Kelsey Sanborn has shown how the reef has dealt with environmental stresses in the recent past in order to understand how it might react to climate change in the future.
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.
02 December 2019

Placebo use among Australian GPs surprisingly high

Most Australian GPs have used a placebo in practice at least once, with active placebos (active treatments used primarily to generate positive expectations) more commonly used than inert placebos, according to a new study in Psychology.
02 December 2019

First studies reveal the occurrence of 'chew and spit' behaviour

Study led by Phillip Aouad from the School of Psychology has laid out how widespread this disordered eating behaviour is. While low among adults, up to 12 percent of teenagers report episodes of chewing and spitting out food.
28 November 2019

A surprisingly big black hole might have swallowed a star from the inside out

Professor Roberto Soria, an Honorary Associate at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy and School of Physics at the University of Sydney, explains.
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.