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 ...

Chronic stress, fertility and the ‘hunger hormone’


Researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic stress and reproductive problems, in a pre-clinical study that shines the spotlight on a hunger-triggering ...

Antibiotics Overuse Continues


Third comprehensive report on antibiotic resistance identifies ongoing threat. The most comprehensive report produced on Australian antimicrobial use and resistance trends has found that ...

Breastfeeding Cuts Mother’s Risk of Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease


With a declining rate and duration of breastfeeding in Australia, research reveals little-known health benefits of breastfeeding for the mother. Although benefits ...

Wild Deserts Tames Sturt National Park


Huge feral-free safe haven ready for return of missing desert mammals. One of the largest rabbit-free areas in Australia has been created ...

Novel Remedy for PFAS Contamination


Researchers to remediate PFAS contamination with hemp seed proteins. University of Newcastle researchers might have a solution to per-and poly- fluoroalkyl substances ...

Offshore Research for ‘Blue Economy’


Macquarie University engineers are developing technologies for ocean infrastructure for a Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre. The Blue Economy CRC will research ...

Mmm ~ Coffee… and Endorphins


Many, Throsby included, start each day with a hot cup of coffee to activate their ...

Online Influenza Tracking


Early flu season prompts launch of innovative tracking system Flu activity is already in full ...

Virtual reality unearths ancient Indigenous artefacts in Newcastle


Modern technology is providing a glimpse into the world’s oldest surviving culture, with 3D digital scanning and virtual reality re-creating a 6,500-year-old archaeological ...

Upper Hunter recovery slows


In December, Upper Hunter business and household expectations for the local economy continued to decline from ...

Will Tamworth Become a Smart City?


Building a smart city with power system enhanced by AI and hydrogen storage University of NSW Sydney (UNSW) will lead Australia’s first ...

48-year-old Multiplication Problem Advance


A UNSW Sydney mathematician has helped solve a decades-old maths riddle that allows multiplication of huge numbers in a much faster time. ...


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