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27 June 2018

Dr Shelley Wickham wins Westpac Fellowship to study DNA origami

Dr Wickham will build new tools made from DNA origami - tiny tweezers, spanners, wrenches and springs - to better understand blood clotting on nanosurfaces and ultimately design better materials.
26 June 2018

How to spot industry influence in science

Keen to know if vested interests have influenced research methods or policies? Professor Lisa Bero outlines the signs to help scientists, journalists and the public assess scientific communications for industry involvement.
25 June 2018

Will robots inherit the earth?

Ahead of her appearance at the next Outside the Square event, the New Scientist reporter and University of Sydney Science graduate sits down to discuss the implications of Artificial Intelligence.
18 June 2018

Professor Xiaoke Yi wins Women in Industry award

Professor Xiaoke Yi has won a Women in Industry award in the Engineering category at this year's fifth annual event dedicated to the awards.
13 June 2018

Stories and Structures: Aboriginal art meets the microscopic world

Twenty-one Indigenous artists have teamed up with some of Australia's leading microscopy scientists to explore the interplay between Country, its stories and its structures at the microscopic scale.
12 June 2018

Sydney students design smart bandage for burns

A team of undergraduate students who envisioned a new way to harness design and biotechnology, has been selected as a finalist to present at the Biodesign Challenge Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
08 June 2018

Nutritional quality of fish and squid reduced by warm water events

The nutritional quality of fish and squid deteriorates under warm water events, research reveals - with implications for the marine environment, marine predators and fisheries capturing food for human consumption.
08 June 2018

Monkeys eat fats and carbs to keep warm

Crave comfort foods in cooler months? You're in good company. Golden snub-nosed monkeys prefer to eat more fats and carbohydrates in winter to help generate heat, research suggests.
05 June 2018

Making waves: new study proves long-standing physics theory

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Sydney, has used the famous 'Schrödinger equation' to prove the existence of a wall phenomenon impacting on the physics of waves.
31 May 2018

R&D tax bonus not the only reason to work with unis

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research-Enterprise & Engagement) A/Prof Eric Knight writes in this opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review about the hidden risks to company directors of not engaging with universities.