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Rising sea levels
19
Sep

Climate Council: without action, rising seas will cost us billions

Rising sea levels pose huge financial, economic and humanitarian risks, as shown by the Climate Council’s latest report, Counting the Costs: Climate Change and Coastal Flooding. If the world ignores the problem, by mid-century rising seas could cost the world more than a trillion dollars a year as floods and storm surges hit.

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11
Sep

ANU scientist wins Eureka Prize

Congratulations to Dr Steve Lee for winning a Eureka Prize for science for inventing a cheap lens that can convert a smart phone into a microscope.

Dr Phuong Tran at the ANU Research School of Biology. Photo: Stuart Hay, ANU
09
Sep

Weakness in malaria parasite fats could see new treatments

Female malaria parasite store fat differently to males, an insight that could lead to new drugs in the battle with the deadly disease.

Siobhan Tobin and Chris Hadfield. Image: David Paterson, ANU.
30
Aug

ANU student meets singing astronaut

ANU student Siobhan Tobin has met one of her heroes, astronaut Chris Hadfield, during his whirlwind visit to Canberra.

Filed under: Science, Students

The solar technology in use during trials.

All images used in this story have been provided by the Department of Defence.
27
Aug

Solar soldiers have their day in the sun

The Australian National University (ANU) is a step closer to solving one of the Australian Army’s modern problems with testing completed for new wearable solar technology which significantly reduces the weight of batteries soldiers need to carry.

Filed under: Environment, Science

Dr Horst Punzmann (left) and Professor Michael Shats test their wave-generated tractor beam. Photo by Stuart Hay.
11
Aug

Physicists create water tractor beam

ANU scientists have used waves to create a tractor beam on water, providing a radical new technique that could be used to confine oil spills or manipulate floating objects.

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05
Aug

New director for The John Curtin School of Medical Research

Professor Simon Foote has been appointed the new Director of The John Curtin School of Medical Research.

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04
Aug

Wet forest logging linked to Black Saturday fire severity

Logging in Victorian forests was partly to blame for the severity of the 2009 Black Saturday fires reaching the intensity of the nuclear explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leading Australian ecological scientists have found.

Filed under: Environment, Science

PhD student Tiffany Russell and Associate Professor David Tscharke examining cells infected with herpes virus. Photo Stuart Hay, ANU
29
Jul

Herpes remains active even when no symptoms appear

Eighty per cent of Australians carry the herpes virus – and although it mostly seems dormant ANU virologists have found our cells are having to fight the virus constantly.

Exploring the Milky Way. Photo by James Gilbert
23
Jul

ANU wins funding for Future Fellowships

The ANU has won funding for 16 major research projects under the Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowships program.

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