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Robots and autonomous cars will have eyes that see much more than the human eye is capable of, a review of the growing field of meta-optics has found. Meta-optics is a new form of optical...
23 January
23
Jan
Fiona McTavish found that no one was taking her scientific discovery seriously, so she decided to fix that by dressing as a man. Many frustrated female scientists must have considered...
18 January
18
Jan
It's the chance of lifetime for Joshua White to study Eric the plesiosaur during his PhD in the Materials Physics Department. It's not just that Eric is nearly 100 million years old,...
3 January
3
Jan
A new miniscule nitrogen dioxide sensor could help protect the environment from vehicle pollutants that cause lung disease and acid rain. The sensor is an array of nanowires, in a square...
23 December
23
Dec
Physicists have developed a new tiny laser that could be used by the thousand to make future dynamic 3D holograms. Unlike a 2D screen made up of coloured dots, each pixel in a hologram...
20 December
20
Dec
Staff and students from the Research School of Physics have won four awards in the 2022 Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) annual awards, more than half of the seven awarded this...
14 December
14
Dec
New measurements of the surface of atomic nuclei have thrown up a puzzle about how they behave. A set of reactions used to measure properties of neutrons in similar forms of carbon...
7 December
7
Dec
It’s one of Einstein’s defining moments, when his new theory of general relativity solved a longstanding puzzle, a discrepancy in Mercury’s orbit compared with Newtonian...
2 December
2
Dec
Women physicists from across the campus came together last week to change the culture and create a better work environment for the women-identifying members of the school.  Sixty-one...
24 November
24
Nov
A new training centre hosted by The Australian National University (ANU) is upskilling the next-generation of researchers in cutting-edge 3D imaging and analysis technology to help...
21 November
21
Nov

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