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13 October 2020

Tweed Valley a 'natural laboratory' to test carbon sequestration theory

An idea to enhance natural carbon capture from olivine weathering has never been tested at scale. University of Sydney geoscientists have proposed the Tweed Valley as a laboratory and gained some interesting initial results.
12 October 2020

Scholarships for India's next generation of leaders

Ava Khan and Adhip Tanwar both have ideas that could change the lives of millions of Indians living in poverty. It's these big ideas that have led to both being selected as recipients of the two major scholarships offered under the Sydney Scholars India Scholarship program, valued at up to $200,000 (INR 10,000,000) each.
12 October 2020

In the eye of a stellar cyclone

Wolf-Rayet stars are one in a hundred million in our Galaxy. When paired in a binary system they can make among the most stunning ribbon structures known to astronomy. While on COVID lockdown, student Yinuo Han precisely modelled the Apep system.
07 October 2020

Do Twitter bots spread vaccine misinformation? It's not that simple

The key to dealing with misinformation is to refocus research and attention to communities, not bots, writes Associate Professor Adam Dunn.
02 October 2020

Influence of bots on spreading vaccine information not as big as you think

The role of bots in spreading vaccine-critical information on Twitter is limited, and rarely cross paths with active Twitter users, finds study led by University of Sydney.
02 October 2020

University wins $2.5m in federal funding for solar energy research

The John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience in the School of Physics will lead multi-institutional research into extending the lifetime of perovskite solar energy cells, in an effort to make them truly cost-effective.
01 October 2020

Why we should celebrate Australia's universities

University of Sydney Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson AC today delivered a speech to the 2020 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Summit arguing the Australian higher education system is one of the best in the world.
01 October 2020

"Green" cement pour yields concrete results

University of Sydney researchers successfully create environmentally friendly, carbon dioxide-loaded cement using waste and industrial by-products.
29 September 2020

Stephen Bartlett elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

For his contribution to quantum information theory, APS Physics, the de facto professional organisation for the world's physicists, has elected Stephen Bartlett to become one of its fellows.
24 September 2020

University of Sydney to advance COVID-19 DNA vaccine to human trials

The University of Sydney is testing a novel DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine with the goal of being administered using a needle-free system.