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 ...

Locals in National Science Week


Australia’s biggest science festival, National Science Week 2019, from 10th to 18th August, has Hunter region participants in full swing. From robots ...

New Approach to Reduce Gynaecological Cancers


Funding boost for Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute wants to change focus on contraceptive pills and reproductive ...

Milestone Reached in Quantum Operation


Speediest quantum operation yet ~ 200 times faster. A group of physicists at UNSW Sydney have built a super-fast version of the ...

UoN Partners with Infection Specialist


Partnership will fund new research into preventing healthcare-associated infections. The University of Newcastle has partnered with global infection control specialists GAMA Healthcare ...

Maternal secrets of our earliest ancestors unlocked


New research reveals the evolution of maternal roles and parenting responsibilities in one of our oldest evolutionary ancestors ...

Upcoming UoN Public Talks


STEM champion set to inspire Hunter women  The X Factor: Why We Need More Women Engineers, will be presented by Professor Elanor Huntington ...

How Much Plastic do we Eat?


Revealed: plastic ingestion by people could be equating to a credit card a week. People could be ingesting 5 grams of plastic ...

Night-owls ~ Retrain Your Body Clock


A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ – people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits – could lead to ...

Allergies Link to Junk Food


There is growing evidence that food allerges are increasing, especially amongst young children, which can be as high as 10% in some countries. ...

Not a Problem. Not Happening.


Half of NSW’s coastal community don’t think sea level rise will directly affect them. A quarter of surveyed accommodation businesses close to ...

Electronics Moves Beyond the Cat’s Whisker


Monash research powers up next-generation device technology. Monash University materials scientists have helped uncover a breakthrough in fundamental physics leading to next-generation flexible, wearable ...

Tracking Litter by GPS ~ Community Science Project


GPS-tracked bottles will be released in suburban waterways around Melbourne to reveal precisely how litter travels from streets to beaches. A ...

Samoan Seal Levels Challenge Assumptions


Earthquake triggers urgent call to review sea level predictions Major earthquakes can cause land to sink and sea level to rise ...

More Safe Havens for Native Plants, Animals, in NSW West


Location matters for species struggling to survive under a changing climate. A Macquarie University study finds wildlife and plant species need more ...

UoN Vice-Chancellor’s Scientific Honour


University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) in recognition ...

Homelessness Worsens as Wealthy Prosper


By Sharon Parkinson, Deb Batterham , and Margaret Reynolds . Homelessness has increased greatly in Australian capital cities since 2001. Almost two-thirds ...

New Hope for Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment


Improved epilepsy diagnosis and treatment will soon be more accessible to many of the 200,000 Australians who live with this common and debilitating ...

It’s Like Selfies for Beaches


Revolutionising coastal monitoring, one social media photo at a time. An innovative community beach monitoring program, CoastSnap, is turning average citizens into ...

Hunter Becoming an Innovation Hub


Hunter businesses more innovative than national counterparts. A higher proportion of Hunter businesses introduced ‘new to the world’ innovation in ...

Eyes, Don’t Glaze Over. This is cool.


Quantum world-first: researchers can now tell how accurate two-qubit calculations in silicon really are. University of NSW (UNSW) Sydney engineers have measured ...


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