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11 October 2019

How to stay safe online

School of Computer Science academic, Dr Suranga Seneviratne shares his advice on how to stay safe online to avoid malware and hackers corrupting your devices.
10 October 2019

Tech entrepreneurs connecting through the Sydney Knowledge Hub

The head of the Sydney Knowledge Hub, Rupal Ismin, is ready to create deep connections between STEM entrepreneurs and the University of Sydney.
09 October 2019

How to keep cool in a blackout during a heatwave

What works best when there is no air-conditioning - it's an issue faced increasingly by residents of densely populated cities. Blackouts during heatwaves are becoming common; a new paper could give comfort and save lives.
08 October 2019

A dormant volcano: the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

3.5 million years ago, a supermassive black hole at the heart of our Galaxy spat out an enormous flare. Our researchers worked with an international team to make the discovery. Physicist and astronomy expert, Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn explains how they did it.
03 October 2019

Revealed: the violent past of Andromeda, our neighbouring galaxy

A team of astronomers, led by Professor Geraint Lewis, has revealed two periods over billions of years where Andromeda shredded incoming galaxies to create star clusters. Our galaxy is next on the menu.
30 September 2019

Make like a leaf: researchers developing method to convert CO2

University of Sydney researchers are drawing inspiration from leaves to reduce carbon emissions, using nanotechnology to develop a method for 'carbon photosynthesis' that they hope will one day be adopted on an industrial-scale.
30 September 2019

Australian teachers head to schools in need, thanks to scholarship

A million-dollar donation is helping Australian teachers inspire disadvantaged students in maths and science class.

30 September 2019

US backs Sydney spinout company Kinoxis to fight opioid addiction

University of Sydney spinout Kinoxis Therapeutics awarded US National Institutes of Health HEAL Initiative grant of up to $6.8m. Out of 375 grants this is the only one awarded outside North America.
27 September 2019

Sydney rock oysters adapt to climate change

Professor Maria Byrne at University of Sydney and Dr Susan Fitzer at University of Stirling in Scotland have discovered Sydney rock oysters can adapt their shells.
27 September 2019

Troubled waters: experts comment on the drought and water policy

Australia is bracing for another hot, dry summer. With no respite in sight for drought-affected communities, what's the long-term solution for our chronic water shortage? University of Sydney experts weigh up the options and examine current policy proposals.