Research & development

Huntsman Telescope to help discover the fate of the Milky Way

09 August, 2022 | Supplied by: Canon Australia

Macquarie University recently unveiled the Huntsman Telescope, designed to 'hunt for' and study ultra-faint galaxies and astronomical objects in the Southern Sky.


Peptide 'fingerprint' enables earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis

04 August, 2022

Researchers created a method for detecting folding errors at early stages of neurodegenerative diseases, via the structure of dried protein and peptide solutions.


Melbourne-made nanosatellite blasting off in 2023

28 July, 2022

The SpIRIT spacecraft has been booked with launch service provider ISISPACE to blast off on the Falcon 9 Transporter 8 rocket in April 2023.


Dormant black hole discovered outside our galaxy

21 July, 2022

While similar black hole candidates have been proposed, this is said to be the first 'dormant' stellar-mass black hole to be unambiguously detected outside our galaxy.


2021 State of the Environment report "confronting": Plibersek

19 July, 2022

Tanya Plibersek described the 2021 State of the Environment report as one of the most important documents in environmental science, albeit one of the most confronting.


Bone scan reveals late-life dementia risk

15 July, 2022

A simple and common scan can reveal if people are at increased risk of developing late-life dementia, which is becoming increasingly common after 80 years of age.


NASA releases more images from Webb telescope

13 July, 2022 by Lauren Davis

NASA has released further images and insights from the James Webb Space Telescope, providing an unprecedented view into various cosmic phenomena.


Webb telescope delivers deepest infrared image of universe yet

12 July, 2022

The telescope has produced the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date, one which reveals thousands of galaxies — including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared.


Climate change drives more atmospheric methane than we thought

08 July, 2022

The Earth could be both delivering more, and removing less, methane into the air than previously estimated, with the result that more heat is being trapped in the atmosphere.


Hydrogel granules used for wastewater treatment

06 July, 2022

Hydrogel granules made from polyvinyl alcohol function as a biological carrier for microorganism cultures, which decompose pollutants in wastewater.


Rainforest trees have been dying faster since the '80s

22 June, 2022

Tropical trees in Australia's rainforests have been dying at double the previous rate since the 1980s, seemingly because of climate impacts.


Microplastics, severe deglaciation observed in Antarctica

17 June, 2022

A new study reveals microplastics in Antarctic snow, while another suggests two major glaciers may be losing ice faster than they have in the last 5000 years.


Scientists discover rapidly growing supermassive black hole

15 June, 2022

The supermassive black hole J1144 consumes the equivalent of one Earth every second and shines 7000 times brighter than all the light from our own galaxy.


Ancient asteroid samples shed light on the solar system

14 June, 2022

Researchers reveal the results of their mineralogical and chemical analyses of rock samples from the asteroid Ryugu, which were transported to Earth 18 months ago.


Super wheat can tolerate salty soils

09 June, 2022

By mutating the wheat seeds from Bangladesh's coastal fields, researchers were able to develop approximately 2000 lines of wheat.


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