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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.
26 September 2019

Take a photo of roadkill for science

Bruce Englefield, a PhD student in Veterinary Science, has developed a new app that can photograph and document roadkill across Australia.
25 September 2019

Professor Nalini Joshi named as Bragg Member of RiAus

Professor Joshi from the School of Mathematics and Statistics has been recognised as one of Australia's most outstanding contributors to science.
24 September 2019

ARC announces funding for chemical remediation technology

The Australian Research Council has granted funding to University of Sydney researchers as part a program that aims to investigate and remediate chemically contaminated soil, groundwater, waterways and marine systems.
23 September 2019

Climate explained: why don't we have electric aircraft?

Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large electric aircraft? And will we see them any time soon? Aeronautical engineering academic, Dr Dries Verstraete explains.
23 September 2019

University of Sydney recognised with gender equity award

The University of Sydney has received a SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Award, as part of its commitment to the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative. SAGE is a partnership between the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.
20 September 2019

First Sydney Scholars India winners

Undergraduate students Madhullikaa Singh from Mumbai and Aryan Bhatia from Delhi are the inaugural recipients of the two major scholarships offered under the Sydney Scholars India Scholarship program, valued at up to AU$200,000 (INR 10,000,000) each.
20 September 2019

The hunt for dark matter: Sydney joins ARC Centre of Excellence

Professor Celine Boehm welcomes $35 million funding for national research centre to answer one of physics great open questions.
18 September 2019

University of Sydney launches School of Biomedical Engineering

Launched today, the Faculty of Engineering's new School of Biomedical Engineering aims to "continue the University's record of real-world problem-solving."