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02 August 2021

Q-CTRL unveils machine learning technique to pinpoint quantum errors

Professor Michael Biercuk's quantum tech startup makes research strides through continued collaboration with the University to enhance quantum computing performance.
30 July 2021

Social distancing up but still inadequate to control outbreak

University of Sydney model released today finds if even 40 percent of the Greater Sydney population is vaccinated by mid-September, a stricter lockdown must continue until then.
30 July 2021

What psychology says about COVID non-compliers

People who purposefully breach COVID-19 regulations tend to share certain characteristics, finds a study of attitudes and behaviours in Australia, the UK, the US and Canada.
28 July 2021

Earth's vital signs worsen amid 'business as usual' climate policy

Since a global declaration of a climate emergency by more than 11,000 scientists, our planet's health hasn't improved. Dr Thomas Newsome says Australia's megafires are just one feature of a problem that hasn't gone away.
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.
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.
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.
15 July 2021

You can help identify what’s killing lorikeets

Lorikeets in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland are becoming paralysed, often resulting in death. Scientists are beginning to discover why - but need your help.
14 July 2021

Defence awards engineers $2m extension funding

Thanks to $2million in funding awarded by the Department of Defence, Sydney researchers will co-lead a truly global R&D collaboration, involving nine universities, on frontier materials science challenges in advanced manufacturing.