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27 May 2021

New vaccine offers hope for dogs with cancer

A promising vaccine stimulates the patient's immune system to fight cancer.

25 May 2021

Advances in solar panel technology

The fight against climate change might be gaining pace, but it seems green energy silicon solar cells are reaching their limits. The good news? Professor Anita Ho-Baillie is researching a substance that is cheaper, easier to handle and even more efficient.
25 May 2021

CUAVA training centre wins NSW funding for space industry pilot

Led by Professor Iver Cairns from Physics, CUAVA wins state government funding for NSW space qualification program, with project named 'Waratah Seed'.
25 May 2021

Milky Way no freak accident, astronomers say

Detailed study by University of Sydney astronomers of a galaxy 320 million light years away reveals striking similarities to our own home.
24 May 2021

Sydney Nano delivers high-speed smart sensing for Australian Defence

Professor Ben Eggleton's team at Project Jericho combined scientific skills from the School of Physics with design excellence from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning to develop the prototype in just three months.
21 May 2021

University launches ARC DARE Centre

Bringing together industry and government, as well as data scientists, geoscientists, hydrologists, and ecologists from across Australia, DARE is the first cohort-based data science PhD training program in Australia.
20 May 2021

'Alien' plants could pose risk to fruit bats

Due to habitat destruction, the Christmas Island flying fox feeds on both native and introduced plants. Yet native plants provide a more balanced diet for this critically endangered species - and their new meal makeup could pose another threat to their survival.
18 May 2021

Proposed SpaceX base threatens lands and livelihoods in Papua

Elon Musk's proposed SpaceX base in Biak, Papua could have a negative impact on local livelihoods and the environment, argues Southeast Asia expert, Dr Sophie Chao.
13 May 2021

Wheat rust research centenary: science for sustainable prosperity

The wheat rust research program is emblematic of the University's mission to contribute to national and global sustainable development. Led by Professor Robert Park, the Cereal Rust Program is ready for the genetic challenges of the 21st century.
11 May 2021

Bet on technology or limit growth? Climate modelling shows 'degrowth' less technologically risky

A comprehensive comparison of 'degrowth' with established pathways to limit climate change highlights the risk of over-reliance on technology to support economic growth, which is assumed in established climate modelling.