Science

Dr Vladlen Shvedov (L) and Dr Cyril Hnatovsky adjusting the hollow laser beam in their lab at RSPE.
20
Oct

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.

The Blue Lake in the dormant volcano at Mount Gambier. Image courtesy of Bjorn Hornemann on flickr
18
Oct

Australian volcanic mystery explained

Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery surrounding Australia’s only active volcanic area, in the country’s southeast.

Professor Carola Vinuesa, chief investigator from the Centre for Personalised Immunology.
17
Oct

NHMRC funds to boost medical research

ANU medical researchers have won more than $10 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Kurt Lambeck Balzanx1600
17
Oct

Sea level changes from glacial to recent times

Scientists have mapped changes in global sea level and ice volumes, through the last ice age into recent times, in the most comprehensive study of its kind.

Professor Joerg Hermann (L) and Professor Daniela Rubatto in the Research School of Earth Sciences
16
Oct

The ancient mountains that fed early life

Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago.

ASTRONOMY 1600
14
Oct

Exploring the violent universe

The University has launched its third free on-line astronomy course which explores the deadliest and most mysterious parts of the universe.

Photo by Stuart Hay.
08
Oct

Hay fever misery prediction: some to get off lightly, others to suffer

For many, spring is the most agreeable time of year. But for one in six people (around three million Australians), this balmiest of seasons is rendered utterly miserable by allergic rhinitis or hay fever.

Professor Lisa Kewley
02
Oct

ANU academics among Australia’s most influential women

Two Australian National University academics have been named in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.

30
Sep

Vale Emeritus Professor Tony McMichael

The Australian National University community is mourning the death of distinguished Professor and epidemiologist Tony McMichael.

Image: Chris Ford on flickr.com
26
Sep

Ancient sea levels give clues to natural sea rise

ANU Scientists have produced the first detailed record of sea levels over the past 500,000 years and spanning five ice ages

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Electron microscope image of the type of microfossil used to determine dates.
Electron microscope image of the type of microfossil used to determine dates.

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