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20 November 2018

Doomed star in Milky Way threatens rare gamma-ray burst

A star system shrouded in serpentine clouds, named Apep after the Egyptian god of chaos, is about to explode. Sydney researchers say that Apep's conditions are a perfect stellar storm to create a gamma-ray burst.
19 November 2018

Connecting human and machine learning with creativity

What will the future of work look like for creative agencies? How can technology be applied to the creative process? These will be the central questions University of Sydney academics and students will grapple with in a new partnership with advertising agency J. Walter Thompson China in Shanghai.
19 November 2018

Carp-culling project will be a one-hit wonder, experts warn

Associate Professor Joy Becker is a member of the National Carp Control Program Scientific Advisory Group. Her research suggests the CyHV3 virus will not overcome the carp's 'remarkable fecundity'.
16 November 2018

What is the future of data security in Australia?

The University of Sydney has been invited to collaborate with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet utilising the expertise of its researchers for the development of the government's new data sharing policy
15 November 2018

Dr Michael Bowen awarded NHMRC grant for novel autism research

University of Sydney researcher Dr Michael Bowen has won a $634,841 NHMRC project grant to develop new approaches for treating autism and improve the health and healthcare of children and their families living with autism.
14 November 2018

How research is helping to reduce prejudice between people online

Research by academics in the School of Psychology has shown that online interaction between groups that have historically been hostile or distrustful has brought people together and shifted prejudices.
13 November 2018

A winning formula - student built car now race ready

Engineering students from the Sydney Motorsport team have successfully built and test driven their competition vehicle, which they will be entering in the 2018 Formula SAE competition.
12 November 2018

Global mathematics institute launched at the University of Sydney

The institute will play a critical role in transforming the cultural status of mathematics in Australia and connecting all Australian mathematicians to the very best in the global research community.
06 November 2018

University of Sydney partners with Korean steelmaker, POSCO

The University of Sydney has partnered with multinational steel manufacturer, POSCO to develop high performance steel and structural innovations that will benefit both Australian and international infrastructure.
05 November 2018

Dressing up for Melbourne Cup Day: a racehorse point of view

The scientific community has only recently begun to put ancient and modern theories on horse handling and training to the test to identify which techniques and devices work and why.