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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.
24 June 2019

Horses saddled with gender bias: mares seen as 'bossy'

Many riders have long considered stallions to be dangerous or difficult but new research now shows mares are also seen as "bossy" or "unreliable", raising concerns for their welfare.
19 June 2019

Australian space industry has a bright future

Led by the University of Sydney, CUAVA is working to train the next generation of workers in commercial space, solve vital research problems and develop a world-class Australian space industry.
17 June 2019

How Australia and China are collaborating on energy efficiency

Universities in Australia and China are working on new technological solutions to one of energy productions' toughest challenges; how to even out demand for electricity.
15 June 2019

Rocketry students first Australians to compete in US challenge

The University of Sydney's Rocketry Team will be the first Australian team to attend the Spaceport America Cup Rocket Engineering Competition held this month in New Mexico.
13 June 2019

Professor Tony Weiss wins prestigious Clunies Ross Award

Sydney scientist development of synthetic skin treatment has been recognised with national award.