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As work on a new beamline for the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF) blasts off, the project’s lead scientist Dr Ian Carter says its space testing capabilities will be a vital...
13 January
13
Jan
Scientists have observed complex electronic behaviour, known as topology, in a lossy system within a semiconductor. Despite the losses, such topological systems could be used to create...
12 January
12
Jan
New theoretical results about how nuclei break apart could help us to understand how elements on earth were created - for example when neutron stars collide - and could boost efforts...
9 December
9
Dec
The chemical in moth balls, naphthalene, will be tested in space in a new satellite rocket propulsion system, Bogong, developed at The Australian National University (ANU). Scientists...
8 December
8
Dec
A thin layer of metal foil could be the key to making green hydrogen production from solar energy a commercial reality. A team led by scientists at the ANU Research School of Physics...
1 December
1
Dec
Leading nanotechnology and physics researcher, Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish, will be the next president of the Australian Academy of Science. He is the first Australian...
29 November
29
Nov
We bid farewell with sadness to Emeritus Professor Sydney Hamberger, foundation Professor of the Plasma Research Laboratory. Professor Hamberger passed away in Canberra aged 92, and was laid...
15 November
15
Nov
A new sandwich-style fabrication process, placing a semiconductor only one atom thin between two mirrors, has enabled physicists to make a significant step towards ultra-low energy...
12 November
12
Nov
A team of international scientists, including researchers from The Australian National University (ANU), have unveiled the largest number of gravitational waves ever detected. The...
8 November
8
Nov
Imagine telling your boss that you need to spend $1000 each on two diamonds – for work. But you will use them to create more diamonds!  The catch? You will probably break...
20 October
20
Oct

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