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Quantum encryption offers unbreakable codes, but don’t get your encoding equipment from Dr Michael Hall. He’s discovered exactly how to hide code-breaking information in a quantum-encryption...
7 December
7
Dec
An international team of scientists has found a way to speed up the creation of diamonds, making them in a room-temperature lab in mere minutes. One of the lead researchers, Professor...
19 November
19
Nov
Lightning never strikes twice, so the saying goes, but new technology may allow us to control where it hits the ground, reducing the risk of catastrophic bushfires.  Many of...
16 November
16
Nov
The 2020 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science has been awarded to two physicists from The Australian National University (ANU) and two scientists from other institutions for their...
2 November
2
Nov
Scientists at ANU have designed a back-to-front filter which uses lasers to process clouds of atoms. The device is back-to-front because it creates mirrors made of laser beams that...
19 October
19
Oct
A new measurement of how quickly stars create carbon may trigger a major shift in our understanding of how stars evolve and die, how the elements are created, and even the origin and abundance...
6 October
6
Oct
The most massive black hole collision ever detected has been directly observed by the LIGO and VIRGO Scientific Collaboration, which includes scientists from The Australian...
3 September
3
Sep
A mystery surrounding the space around our solar system is unfolding thanks to evidence of  supernovae found in deep-sea sediments. Professor Anton Wallner, a nuclear physicist...
25 August
25
Aug
Physicists have manufactured a small can of light and shown it could be used to make optical devices such as tiny sensors and light-based computer chips. The team from ANU, ITMO University...
10 August
10
Aug
A report released today reveals that the photonics industry in Australia and New Zealand has grown remarkably in recent years and is now a significant contributor to the economy. Lighting...
28 July
28
Jul

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