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extinctionvideo

Size Matters in Battle Against Extinction, Scientists Find

Researchers have found the Goldilocks zone for animals lies in being mid-sized, with apex predators over-hunted and small vertebrates like pollinators threatened by habitat...
marine plants

Tiny Fighters in Sediments Determine Success of Invasive Marine Plants

Armies of microbes that are invisible to the naked eye battle it out to determine whether exotic marine plants successfully invade new territory and...
galaxyvideo

Astronomers Spun Up by Galaxy-Shape Finding

For the first time astronomers have measured how a galaxy’s spin affects its shape. It sounds simple, but measuring a galaxy’s true 3D shape is...
Spray dryer

New Spray Dryer Boosts Efficiency and Cost Savings for Industry

Spray dryers use hot gas to convert liquid to powders and are widely used by industry for the creation of dry foods – including...
quantum computer

Quantum Detectives in the Hunt for World’s First Quantum Computer

Scientists at the University of Sydney are entering a new phase as they scale up the next generation of quantum-engineered devices. These devices will form...
manuka honey

Honey with High Unique Manuka Factor Heals Wounds

New research has tested whether UMF 20 honey had better effects on healing  than UMF 5 honey and generic-store bought honey, compared to untreated...
quantum computing

Australia’s First Quantum Computing Hardware Company Launches at UNSW

Australia’s first hardware quantum computing company, Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, has been launched to advance the development and commercialisation of the University of...
virtual reality

Australia’s largest Immersive Learning Laboratory now in Sydney

University of Sydney students are receiving in-the-field experience and journeying to new territories – from foreign lands to the outer reaches of space –...
Immune System

Viruses up Their Game in Arms Race with Immune System

In a classic example of the evolutionary arms race between a host and a pathogen, the myxoma virus — introduced to control the rabbit...
Zinc-Air Batteries

University of Sydney Charges Ahead on Zinc-Air Batteries

University of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as...
galaxiesvideo

Why Massive Galaxies Don’t Dance in Crowds

Scientists have discovered why heavyweight galaxies living in a dense crowd of galaxies tend to spin more slowly than their lighter neighbours. “Contrary to earlier...
luminance

Financial Decisions Influenced by Intensity of Light

A University of Sydney and New York University study details the effects of luminance on the quality and consistency of our financial decision-making. Luminance is...
Artificial sweeteners

Are Artificial Sweeteners Counterproductive When Dieting?

Artificial sweeteners combined with a low-carb diet increases food consumption, research reveals. It expands on previous research that explained why artificial sweeteners increase feelings...
integrated circuits

Taking Technology to the next Level

Physicists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) developed a new hybrid integrated platform that promises to...
spin, human nutrition, blockchain

Fast and Safe Blockchain Being Developed at University of Sydney

Best known as the technology that underpins Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, blockchain is a digital public ledger where transactions are recorded and confirmed...
Schizophrenia

B Vitamins Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms, Study Finds

A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose b-vitamins - including B6, B8 and B12 - can significantly reduce symptoms...
computer simulation

Energy-efficient Design

Designing energy-efficient buildings can be challenging: Incorporating features that decrease the energy needed to run them often increases the energy-intensive materials required to build...
quantumvideo

Seeing the Quantum Future… Literally

We’re developing new capabilities that turn quantum systems from novelties into useful technologies Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to “see”...
noroviruses

Three New Noroviruses Cause Gastro Outbreaks Across Australia

UNSW scientists have identified three new strains of highly contagious norovirus that are responsible for a major new epidemic of viral gastroenteritis that has...
spin, human nutrition, blockchain

Researchers Develop New Framework for Human Nutrition

Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related health problems, claim two...