Siobhan Tobin and Chris Hadfield. Image: James Grubel.

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.

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.

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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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.

VCH fire photo from slide 1

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

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

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.

David Powell shows off the team's meta-atom. Photo Phil Dooley, ANU

New material puts a twist in light

A random find in the washing basket has led to a new step towards cleaner, greener electronics.

Image by Phillip Jeffrey, Flickr

New theory turns cancer on its head

Dr Charley Lineweaver’s research into the origins of life has given rise to a model that promises new cancer therapies

ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO and Federal Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson. Photo by David Patterson, ANU

Science precinct officially opened at ANU

Federal Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson has officially opened the new Science Precinct at ANU.

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