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04 August 2020

The scoop on 5G: experts separate fact from fiction

University of Sydney experts from the Faculty of Engineering and School of Public Health explain 5G technology and respond to claims it causes COVID-19 and other health issues.
04 August 2020

Hydrogel paves way for biomedical breakthrough

Dubbed the "invisibility cloak", engineers at the University of Sydney have developed a hydrogel that allows implants and transplants to better and more safely interact with surrounding tissue.
07 July 2020

Engineers use electricity to clean up toxic water

University of Sydney engineers have used electricity to clean up heavily polluted industrial wastewater. They hope the findings will help wineries, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other industries that must comply with strict wastewater regulations.
06 July 2020

Meet 5 of Australia's most innovative engineers

Each year Engineers Australia selects the country's most inventive and forward-thinking engineers. From biomedical 'tattoos' as sensory substitutes to reducing CO2 emissions from oil refineries, meet the five University of Sydney engineers who have been named Australia's most innovative.
26 June 2020

Did COVID-19 models get it wrong? Professor Sally Cripps explains

Renowned University of Sydney statistician, Professor Sally Cripps, examines the efficacy of COVID-19 modelling as part of an online analysis with colleagues from Stanford University and North-Western University.
24 June 2020

How to make copper mines emission free

A world first study by the University of Sydney's Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future, lays out how Australian copper mining can be cleaner and smarter using emerging technologies.
22 June 2020

Meet the students who are engineering with impact

Bushfire sensing drones, lightning fast computations and hydrogen technology: meet the Sydney students who are responding to modern issues with skill and ingenuity.
21 June 2020

University of Sydney students fire up rapid PPE prototyping

A student team has created a prototype of a reusable face shield, demonstrating how to turn university resources into a rapid manufacturing solution to respond to medical emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

19 June 2020

Popular doesn't mean influential among Cambodian farmers

Does being popular make a person influential? Not always. A social network analysis by Sydney researchers found that less popular farmers in Cambodia were in fact more influential than their more popular peers.
11 June 2020

A post-pandemic world: will populations be on the move?

Could the world soon be on the move again in the wake of COVID-19? Theoretical modelling by the University of Sydney's Centre for Complex Systems has shown that populations typically disperse following major global crises, including contagions.