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13 January 2022

Carbon neutral 'spaceplane' parts to be manufactured at Sydney

The Sydney Manufacturing Hub will develop and manufacture components for a green hydrogen-powered launch vehicle capable of deploying small satellites into low earth orbit.
12 January 2022

Sydney researchers awarded ARC funding for 78 research projects

The University of Sydney has received more than $36 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to fund 78 research projects.
23 December 2021

Your daily medications could put you at greater risk of sunburn

With summer holidays underway, it's time to think about the sun and your skin, say researchers from the Sydney Pharmacy School.
22 December 2021

How our experts shaped the COVID-19 response

Perhaps more than ever before, 2021 saw an increased demand for our researchers' expertise. Governments, industry, and the public were hungry for a better understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the way forward.
21 December 2021

Stories that challenged our thinking in 2021

Although COVID-19 again dominated the headlines this year, our people continued to test our preconceptions across a range of areas.
21 December 2021

How we walk could impact future arthritis

A new study suggests a person's walking style that places more pressure on the hips and knees can contribute to future osteoarthritis. Researchers say the key is to find and catch these habits 'in the act' early on.
17 December 2021

Professor Barry Webb AM awarded honorary Doctor of Engineering

The renowned lighting engineer has been recognised for his professional excellence, commitment to nurturing the next generation of engineers and contribution to the wider community.
17 December 2021

Researchers develop low-cost, long-range, high-data WiFi system

Researchers from the Centre for Internet of Things and Telecommunications are developing a long-range WiFi system that can be integrated into existing WiFi infrastructure to achieve long-range communication, high data rates and low latency for the mining industry.
13 December 2021

Black Summer bushfire season cost farmers up to $5 billion

Associate Professor Tina Bell and Chuan Huang from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences call on more support for farmers to protect their land and livelihoods.
10 December 2021

New tool tracks countries' resource footprints

Australian researchers have developed a tool to drive practical change in the world's global resource consumption through better understanding how many resources each country consumes.