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26 July 2021

Over 150 computers donated for Aboriginal children’s home learning

It's hard enough for school students to learn from home during Greater Sydney's ongoing lockdown. But what if you don't even have a computer? A University staff member has organised a donation drive to rectify this issue for Aboriginal children in need.
23 July 2021

Confirmed case of COVID-19 at Sydney Dental School

We were advised early this morning that a staff member at our Sydney Dental School in Westmead has tested positive for COVID-19.
22 July 2021

'An entourage effect': new clues on how low-dose CBD products work

Research from the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics shows that hemp extracts deliver high concentrations of cannabinoid acids in mice due to a 'pharmacokinetic entourage' mechanism.
22 July 2021

Lift off! Space projects soar with new funding

The three separate grants have been jointly awarded to Faculty of Engineering researchers and partner organisations to develop and manufacture aerospace infrastructure.
22 July 2021

No progress: Physical inactivity remains a global pandemic

Experts are calling for urgent action to improve physical activity worldwide, with research showing no progress in nearly a decade and that the Olympics are a missed opportunity to change health at the population level.
20 July 2021

Touchscreen alternative allays fear of world indium shortage

Indium is used to manufacture touchscreens and other smart devices, but there is no guaranteed, long-term supply of this scarce substance. A new plasma technology may be the answer, writes Dr Behnam Akhavan.
20 July 2021

Plasma tech could replace one of world's rarest materials

New plasma coating technology could see the phase-out of rare earth metal indium that is used in smartphone glass and dimmable windows, which is predicted to run out in 10 years.
20 July 2021

How the science of wellbeing can help build resilience

From teddy bears in windows to panic buying, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how crises can elicit different human behaviours. A University of Sydney expert is calling for a shift in thinking from 'me' to 'we' to bolster communities through the pandemic.
19 July 2021

Review of Australian COVID-19 research finds lack of collaboration and crucial gaps

Researchers are calling for improved national coordination of Australian COVID-19 trials, after analysis finds lack of data sharing and collaboration resulting in crucial research gaps.

17 July 2021

Galactic fireworks: stunning features of nearby galaxies revealed

Using the most advanced telescopes on Earth and in orbit, scientists like Dr Rebecca McElroy have gained unprecedented access to nearby galaxies, investigating how clouds of cold gas coalesce into hot balls of nuclear fusion giving birth to stars.