01 February 2017

Chemists tie the smallest ever knot

Dr Alice Williamson from the School of Chemistry looks at a recent breakthrough where scientists have used strings of molecules to form a chemical knot two hundred thousand times thinner than a human hair.

01 February 2017

Hazed and confused - what gas tells us about galactic evolution

Thanks to new technologies developed at the University of Sydney we might be on the verge of a breakthrough in understanding how the universe evolved, PhD student and science communicator Jess Bloom writes.

01 February 2017

Sound killed hard drive

In today's world we rely on data storage more than ever. Dr Karl reveals the amazing engineering beneath the surface of modern hard drives and why data centres are going to extraordinary lengths to keep quiet in an emergency.

01 February 2017

Improving the world one wavelength at a time

Photonics is becoming more important in improving technologies, medicine and exploring the universe. The backbone of this research field is insights into the micro-structure of materials. PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi explains.

01 February 2017

Smart sensing network to probe pollution, human health, wildlife

A collaboration between the NSW Government, universities and industry is being launched today to further research into small, smart devices to facilitate on-site measurements and remote tracking of health and the environment.