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12 July 2019

A fish called Wakanda a new species of fairy wrasse

Inspired by the Marvel film Black Panther, Yi-Kai Tea has named a new species of fairy wrasse after the fictional country Wakanda. Mr Tea believes taxonomy is a vital component in conservation science.
11 July 2019

The Sydney astronomer tackling the mysteries of the universe

For nearly six decades, Professor Richard Hunstead has looked for answers in the heavens, and for better ways of doing things on Earth.
11 July 2019

Thwack! Insects feel chronic pain after injury

Associate Professor Greg Neely and his team of pain researchers in the Charles Perkins Centre have found compelling evidence that insects feel persistent pain after injury.

10 July 2019

Goal! University of Sydney named world champion in robot soccer

Not just fancy footwork - two sport savvy researchers from the University of Sydney and CSIRO Data61 with expertise spanning coding, data and complex systems have scored first place at one of the world's most prestigious robotics competitions.
09 July 2019

How electronic skinĀ could help people with disabilities

A University researcher is developing wearable technology that could be used to control devices, receive information and even register sensation.

04 July 2019

'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: a world first for light waves

A collaboration between the Sydney Nano Institute and Singapore University of Technology and Design has for the first time manipulated a light wave, or photonic information, on a silicon chip that retains its overall 'shape'.
02 July 2019

NASA selects Sydney expert to study the Sun and space weather

Professor Iver Cairns from the University of Sydney has been selected by NASA for two satellite missions to study our Sun and its effects on space weather.
30 June 2019

Sydney rocketry team wins at Spaceport America Cup

The University of Sydney Rocketry Team was announced as a winner in the Spaceport America Cup intercollegiate rocketry competition, having competed in the 10,000 feet commercial off-the-shelf category.
28 June 2019

Astronomers make history in a split second with fast radio bursts

Fast radio bursts are mysterious events in distant galaxies. An Australian-led team has for the first time detected the location of a one-off FRB in its galaxy more than three billion light years away.
24 June 2019

Over 2,000 fake Android apps discovered

University of Sydney researchers analysed over one million Google Play apps and found over 2,000 counterfeit apps. Popular games such as Temple Run, Free Flow, and Hill Climb Racing were the most common targets for app impersonation.