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02 December 2020

Cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis does not impair driving, landmark study shows

Scientists from the Lambert Initiative have shown that a medically active component of cannabis does not impact driving ability and moderate THC intoxication lasts a few hours, with implications for drug-driving laws and managing medical cannabis.
30 November 2020

Technology fast-tracks hydrogen-fuelled future

University of Sydney researchers have developed an efficient process to convert water into hydrogen - a breakthrough in the development of this clean energy resource.
27 November 2020

Seven researchers elected to prestigious academies

The new fellows are elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in humanities, computer science, and biomedical and materials engineering.
27 November 2020

The geologist and the war

Tannatt Edgeworth David was a pioneering geologist and Professor of Geology. He was also a national war hero.
26 November 2020

9 ways to keep your pet cool during a heatwave

Dr Anne Quain, clinical vet and lecturer in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, offers tips on keeping your pets safe from heat stress.
25 November 2020

Electric 'aero-ambulance' developed at the University of Sydney

'Vertiia', designed to take off like a helicopter and fly like a plane, will improve patient transfer times and safety. It aims to be the most efficient and longest range eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft globally.
25 November 2020

Sydney wins five Eureka Prizes for 2020

Five University of Sydney finalists have been named as Eureka Prize winners in recognition of their excellent scientific research, leadership and engagement.
24 November 2020

There aren't plenty more fish in the sea

The earliest known aquaculture sites were created more than 6000 years ago by Aboriginal peoples in Australia to grow eels. About five thousand years later, the Chinese began farming carp. Today aquaculture is the fastest growing, food-related primary industry in the world. And we need it to be.
24 November 2020

Areas where the next pandemic could emerge are revealed

An international team of human- and animal-health experts has incorporated environmental, social and economic considerations - including air transit centrality - to identify key areas at risk of leading to the next pandemic.

20 November 2020

University wins coveted space award

The Australian Space Awards showcases the best and brightest in Australia's space industry.