How Galaxies Spin


Sky survey provides clues to how they change over time. The direction in which a galaxy spins depends on its mass, researchers have ...

Aussie Explorer Takes on Antarctica


Veteran Australian explorer begins “The Longest Journey” across Antarctica. Dr. Geoff Wilson begins his solo 5800 km Antarctica journey Australian explorer ...

UoN Investment Supports Promising Researchers


Ten promising University of Newcastle researchers have received funding to support the development of their academic careers. The investment, which totals $300,000, is ...

Hammerhead is Top Dog


Great Hammerhead Shark is top of the food chain. Marine ecologists at the University of Newcastle believe hammerhead sharks are apex predators because ...

Why is the East Coast Ablaze?


Last week saw an unprecedented outbreak of large, intense fires stretching from the mid-north coast of New South Wales into central Queensland. ...

High-rise Risk for Developers


Lenders are reluctant to lend and buyers don’t want to buy when it comes to high-rise developments. That’s according to ...

Modern Challenges in Farming


Farmers face unexpected challenges as they navigate modern life on the land. Rural - urban interface in Tweed Valley - Image ©Selina Stillman. ...

Engineering Student Secures John Monash Scholarship.


University of Newcastle engineering student, Sam Parker, secured a John Monash Scholarship for postgraduate study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in ...

Local Hearts in Research


Pre-schoolers, teens and Indigenous women the focus for heart health research funding. Three Hunter researchers are investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of heart ...

The Sad Story of Blinky Bill’s Cousins


The Blinky Bill effect: when gum trees are cut down, where do the koalas go? By Kita Ashman PhD candidate in koala conservation, ...

Droning on the Waves


First unmanned autonomous crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from east to west. A seven-meter (23-foot) long unmanned surface vehicle (USV) known as SD 1021 ...

City Becomes Aware


Advanced network of sensors spread across the city detects local environmental issues. Lord mayor sceptical upon being told she holds an IoT version ...

Violet Leads Spectrum of Competitors in Dust


UNSW Sunswift takes line honours at world solar car challenge UNSW Sydney’s solar car team Sunswift took Cruiser Class line honours in the ...

Breathe, Don’t Breathe


Research findings may change oxygen use in ICUs across the globe. A world-first trial by researchers at Monash University could change how oxygen ...

On Not Fearing AI


Our eyes are the eyes through which the Earth finally beholds her own beauty"   ~ Teilhard ...

Aussie Sea Sponge in TB Fight


An Australian sea sponge could hold the key to successfully combatting the deadly disease tuberculosis (TB), a new study from the Centenary Institute and the ...

Newcastle Hosts International Smart Cities Symposium


Half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050 that figure is expected to be two-thirds, posing unprecedented challenges for urban ...

UoN Leads in PFAS Research


More than $1.4million awarded to investigate PFAS remediation. The University of Newcastle has established itself as leader in PFAS remediation research, receiving more ...

Recycling GPS Signals for Passive Radar


New satellite technology reveals sea state or hidden landscape features via ‘passive’ radar. Real-time information about wild seas and unfavourable ocean conditions ...

Confidence in Upper Hunter Economy Softens


Confidence in the regional economy fell in the wake of declining performance in Upper Hunter businesses in the first half of 2019 - according to ...

Australian Universities and Hydrogen Research


The first hydrogen fuel exports to Japan plus new technologies to deliver on the hydrogen economy are touted in the publication Australian University ...

Prevention of Heart Attacks and Stroke a Step Closer


Almost $15 million has been awarded to 10 senior scientists and 10 clinician scientists across the state to continue their work into Australia’s number one ...

Good News from Bad Bacteria


Antiseptic resistance in bacteria could lead to next-gen plastics. Australian-UK researchers identify ancient protein pumps that make bacteria tough to treat – but could ...

The Moon and Us


A special evening with Alan Duffy celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing Tuesday 13 August 2019, 6pm-7.30pm The Australian Museum (AM) ...

The Wise Students of HunterWiSE


Local students’ passion for STEM shines brightly at Hunter awards. Female high school students with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ...

Platypus Decline Underestimated


Declines in platypus have likely been underestimated, new research by UNSW scientists has shown. The iconic species was listed as ‘Near-Threatened’ ...

Smartphone to Find Killer Bacteria


Australian scientists develop cheap and rapid way to identify antibiotic-resistant golden staph (MRSA). A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a ...

First Unmanned Circumnavigation of Antarctica


A 7-meter (23-foot) long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle called a Saildrone, has become the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. From the ...

Weakened Hearts Succumb in Winter


Up to 8,800 hospital admissions and hundreds of deaths could be prevented, according to first Seasonal Vulnerability Report. Thousands of older Australians are being ...

New TB Survival Theory


Study reveals how tuberculosis bacteria may survive in human tissues. Although carbon monoxide can cause death in minutes, some microorganisms thrive by using this ...


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