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The first-ever discovery of rare plutonium-244 on earth has scientists rethinking the origins of the elements on our planet. The tiny traces of radioactive plutonium-244 were found...
13 May
13
May
Physicists trying to understand the stability of some heavy atomic nuclei are drawing inspiration from the fluid motion of giant flocks of birds. Some nuclei behave like a collection...
29 April
29
Apr
Vehicles that can propel themselves along the water and self-navigate around any object in their path could soon be a reality thanks to new research from The Australian National University...
24 April
24
Apr
Quantum Brilliance, a venture-backed Australian quantum computing startup from The Australian National University (ANU), will install the world’s first diamond quantum accelerator...
25 March
25
Mar
Professor David McClelland is awarded a prestigious medal by the Australian Academy of Science The Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal. Prof. McClelland received this recognition for his life-long...
11 March
11
Mar
An Australian-led team of physicists have gained new insights into superfluidity by creating sloshing quantum liquids comprised of light and matter, in a bucket formed by lasers. “These...
22 February
22
Feb
Scientists have devised a way to reveal the superpowers of a crystal, with a mere flash of laser light. The superpowers in question, known as topological phases of light, include the ability...
12 February
12
Feb
An international team of scientists has invented the equivalent of body armour for extremely fragile quantum systems, which will make them robust enough to be used as the basis for a new generation...
8 February
8
Feb
New software will allow scientists to see data in 3D and create life-like models of objects like fossils and mummies, making it possible to "zoom in" on smaller details without damaging...
3 February
3
Feb
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

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