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2020: all news


03 April 2020

Quantum computing at the nanoscale

The challenges are so enormous there are quantum computing sceptics who doubt the technology is even possible. That only makes the advances happening at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub even more remarkable.
03 April 2020

COVID-19 pandemic set to peak in several days in Australia

New University of Sydney research has revealed that Australia is nearing the COVID-19 pandemic peak. It also showed that 8,000 - 10,000 people are expected to fall ill with the virus over the course of the pandemic.
03 April 2020

How the coronavirus is changing the way we care for our teeth

To minimise the spread of COVID-19 many procedures have been postponed. However, essential dental treatments are still available. Here, our experts outline what dental care you can access.
02 April 2020

'Tequila' powered biofuels more efficient than corn or sugar

The plant better known for making tequila requires no irrigation and produces comparable or better yields of ethanol than sugar or corn. Economic analysis shows a first-generation crop will need government support to kickstart an industry, researchers say.
01 April 2020

Foundational step towards a quantum internet

A team of quantum engineers has shown that atoms held in optical cavities - tiny boxes to hold light - could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet. Their work is published this week in Nature.
31 March 2020

Global alliance commits to welfare of "bewildered and anxious" students

The Chair of the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education, Professor Greg Whitwell, says the international network of business schools will do its best to safeguard students and help them to graduate in what he describes as "dark times".
30 March 2020

How to survive the pandemic with your kids at home

Professor Mark Dadds, director of the Sydney Child Behaviour Research Clinic, has some tips for staying sane and getting along during the extended lock down.
30 March 2020

Lest we forget: Anzacs and the aftermath of war

While war commemorations often focus on the fallen, Professor Stephen Garton wants us to pay equal attention to veterans - an often overlooked, vulnerable population.
30 March 2020

World-first tool to improve COVID-19 diagnosis, free & online

Award-winning Sydney start-up DetectED-X has directed its breast cancer diagnosis tool at the coronavirus, drawing on pandemic cases globally with support from healthcare and industry leaders to ramp up COVID-19 detection.
27 March 2020

The hidden cost of COVID-19 to the 2020 Year 12 cohort

In this opinion piece, Associate Professor Jennifer Rowley, believes the current pandemic will add to the vulnerability of Year 12 students.