Physicists build reversible tractor beam
Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre.
Boeing and SpaceX are building new ‘space taxis’ for NASA
By Hamza Bendemra, Australian National University After a four-year competition, NASA has announced it has selected Boeing and SpaceX to take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The contract – worth US$6.8 billion – was announced as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development program on which the US space agency has spent about $US1.5 […]
New funds to bolster ANU clean energy research
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded more than $9 million to five ANU clean energy projects.
IT Service Quality Survey – Monday 25 August to Sunday 7 September
ANU is holding its third IT benchmarking survey to measure the quality of IT support to staff and students from Monday, 25 August.
Fostering closer energy ties with the US
An ANU collaboration with the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been raised during talks between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the White House.
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Tech girls are superheroes
A campaign to encourage more girls into computing and IT careers has been launched at ANU.
Reviving Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance”
Physicists have revived a quantum effect that Albert Einstein referred to as “spooky action at a distance”, opening up potential new forms of ultra-secure communications.
Space on Earth
Mount Stromlo’s Space Simulation Facility is ready to put the latest spacecraft to the test.