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22 August 2019

Academic named 'Civil Engineer of the Year'

The University of Sydney's Head of Civil Engineering, Professor Brian Uy has been named 2019 Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year at a celebration marking the centenary of Engineers Australia.
20 August 2019

Brillouin scattering: a third wave emerges in integrated circuits

A research renaissance into chip-based control of light-sound interactions could transform our 5G and broadband networks, satellite communications, sensor technology and defence industries
15 August 2019

Plasma coating developed to decrease bone implant rejections

One million Australians have undergone joint replacement surgery and the numbers are growing. University of Sydney researchers have developed a bone implant coating that could lead to improved implant outcomes.
15 August 2019

Bringing back the colour to Egyptian coffin

Mummy enthusiasts at the University of Sydney have revealed plans to digitally re-colour a 2,600-year-old Egyptian coffin.
15 August 2019

Sally Gainsbury wins NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year

University of Sydney researcher in the psychology of addictive gambling and gaming recognised for her innovative harm-minimisation strategies.
14 August 2019

Is relocating Indonesia's capital feasible?

Jakarta has a population of 10 million and is rapidly sinking. The Indonesian Government announced plans to relocate the country's capital to the island of Borneo, but will it improve living and environmental conditions?
13 August 2019

Former guerrillas becoming conservationists

Researchers from the University of Sydney and the Earlham Institute are working with ex-combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (People's Army FARC-EP) to grow their capability to protect the country's valuable biodiversity.
12 August 2019

Online options for youth mental health

The statistic is distressing but it suggests an effective place to start treatment: 75 percent of mental health problems begin before age 25, and 50 percent before age 15. Now a common point of contact has suggested a radical approach to service delivery.
09 August 2019

IPCC report on climate change and land: experts react

Experts from across the University of Sydney have warned that significant changes to the way we produce and consume food are needed if we want to save the planet from catastrophic climate change.
06 August 2019

Is FaceApp hoarding our data?

In recent weeks there have been privacy concerns and questions around how FaceApp processes facial images, and whether the app is amassing a database of user-submitted images for political purposes, under the guise of a light-hearted game.