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10 September 2021

University spin-out Gelion to make next-gen batteries in Sydney

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer is turning foundational science into commercial solutions to meet the challenges of the renewable energy transition. And it means high-tech, green jobs in Western Sydney.
09 September 2021

Butterflies feed on live young to steal chemicals for 'wedding gifts'

For the first time, milkweed butterflies have been sighted feeding on live caterpillars - their own species' young. Researchers suggest they do this to increase their supply of mating pheromones.
08 September 2021

Science student’s opportunity to walk with the animals

Volunteer opportunities and a unique student experience at Sydney’s iconic Taronga Zoo have fueled the dreams for one University of Sydney conservation student.
07 September 2021

The University of Sydney secures $8 million in new CRC-P funding

The University of Sydney has secured over $8 million in Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grant funding to develop electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, advance hydrogen storage capabilities and support the nation’s visually impaired communities.
03 September 2021

Hydrogen embrittlement in steel and a cure in atom probe tomography

Add carbon to iron, you get steel. Add hydrogen to steel, you get a potential catastrophe. The condition is hydrogen embrittlement and it has so far resisted all attempts at an answer. Professor Julie Cairney is looking closely at the problem.

02 September 2021

2021 Eureka Prize finalists announced

Two academics from the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine and Health have been named as Eureka Prize finalists in recognition of their innovative research into solar-cell technology and 3D imaging.
30 August 2021

CUAVA-1 launches for deployment from International Space Station

A satellite designed and built in Sydney is helping pave the way for Australia's scientific and commercial space industry. Mission leader Professor Iver Cairns is Director of CUAVA.
25 August 2021

Where can a degree in psychology honours take you?

Our Bachelor of Psychology Honours will equip you with the skills needed to thrive in a modern workplace and the potential to unlock just about any career path. Find out how our graduates are forging diverse careers beyond clinical psychology.
20 August 2021

One student’s desire to pursue the (bio)chemistry of success

Obtaining opportunities to undertake impactful research projects in the laboratory has accelerated the learning experiences for one chemistry and molecular biology student.
20 August 2021

Do you think you’re exclusively straight?

Scientific research has shown that sexuality exists on a spectrum. But how certain are people about where they fit on it? A new University of Sydney study suggests that people's reported sexual orientation can change after reading about the nature of sexual orientation.