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02 December 2021

Mathematicians use DeepMind AI to create new methods in problem-solving

Sydney researcher Professor Geordie Williamson is working with colleagues at Oxford using DeepMind's artificial intelligence to develop fundamentally new techniques in mathematics.
02 December 2021

COVID-19 pandemic puts spotlight on science misinformation 'triggers'

Changes to the current way new scientific knowledge is made and shared are urgently needed - now is the time to invest in research to combat misinformation before the next science crisis, say University of Sydney researchers.
01 December 2021

Bionic eye study paves the way towards human trials

A bionic eye being developed by a team of biomedical researchers at the University of Sydney and UNSW has shown to be safe and stable for long-term implantation in a three-month study, paving the way towards human trials.
01 December 2021

University spin-out company Gelion lists on London Stock Exchange

Renewable energy storage company founded by Professor Thomas Maschmeyer has started trading on the London AIM market to take battery chemistry developed at the University of Sydney to the world.
29 November 2021

University of Sydney welcomes the launch of The Quantum Terminal

The University of Sydney today congratulated the NSW Government on the official launch of The Quantum Terminal, which is part of Tech Central, the biggest technology precinct its kind in Australia.
29 November 2021

Ivermectin could help save the endangered Australian sea lion

Australian sea lions - a national government conservation priority species - have new hope for survival, thanks to a successful University of Sydney trial of ivermectin to treat hookworm infection.
24 November 2021

University to co-lead Connectivity Innovation Network

The NSW Government has announced that the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney will lead the establishment of the state's Connectivity Innovation Network.
23 November 2021

Sydney rocketry team to compete at 2022 Spaceport America Cup

The University of Sydney Rocketry Team has been accepted to compete at the 2022 Spaceport America Cup - an international student rocketry competition which tests would-be rocket scientists.
22 November 2021

Joint sustainability lab launched with Zhejiang University

The University of Sydney and Zhejiang University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint lab on sustainable environment.
18 November 2021

New analysis predicts how well vaccines will work against COVID-19 strains

Vaccines are less effective against some COVID-19 variants and boosting may be required within one year to maintain efficacy above 50 per cent, according to a new study.