ANU student meets singing astronaut
ANU student Siobhan Tobin has met one of her heroes, astronaut Chris Hadfield, during his whirlwind visit to Canberra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New material puts a twist in light
A random find in the washing basket has led to a new step towards cleaner, greener electronics.
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
Science precinct officially opened at ANU
Federal Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson has officially opened the new Science Precinct at ANU.