Engineering and IT

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ANU experts respond to the IPCC report on climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest synthesis report on climate change, warning that greenhouse gas levels are at their highest in 800,000 years. ANU experts have responded to the report.

Dr Vladlen Shvedov (L) and Dr Cyril Hnatovsky adjusting the hollow laser beam in their lab at RSPE. Image Stuart Hay, ANU

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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

Image by Kiran Foster, Flickr.

Social media data used to predict depression in users

A new study has found people who suffer from depression have a higher activity on social media between 11pm and 3am compared to other social media users.


ANU Council approves new capital works

The ANU Council has approved new capital works, with a new building for the Research School of Social Sciences, and a new building to bring together the Mathematical Sciences Institute and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Photo courtesy of Marc Nozell on flickr.

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.

Senator Cash addresses the Tech Girls are Superheroes  launch.

Tech girls are superheroes

A campaign to encourage more girls into computing and IT careers has been launched at ANU.

PhD student Helen Chrzanowski working on quantum amplification.

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.

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