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.
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.
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.
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.