Research & development > Analytical

Radio burst pinpointed 3.6bn light-years away

02 July, 2019

Astronomers have determined the precise location of a powerful one-off burst of cosmic radio waves, thanks to the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder radio telescope.


Black hole observed spraying plasma into space

02 May, 2019

Astronomers have discovered rapidly swinging jets coming from a black hole almost 8000 light-years from Earth — behaviour that has never before been observed on such short timescales.


Budget 2019–20 — lacking 'clever country' ambition

03 April, 2019

How will the Morrison Government's pre-election 2019 Federal Budget impact science and research?


Physicists reverse time with a quantum computer

18 March, 2019

Russian physicists have found a way to wind back the clock, returning the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past.


Hydrogen loss hints at the impending death of a galaxy

12 February, 2019 by Lauren Davis

Using CSIRO's ASKAP radio telescope, researchers have witnessed what they claim is the beginning of the end for one of the Milky Way's neighbouring galaxies.


3D map of the Milky Way reveals its true shape

06 February, 2019

Astronomers have revealed that the Milky Way's disc of stars becomes increasingly 'warped' and twisted the further away the stars are from the galaxy's centre.


New RNA sequencing strategy to study gut microbiome activity

19 December, 2018

Researchers have developed a high-throughput RNA sequencing strategy to study the activity of the gut microbiome.


Illumina Nextera Flex for Enrichment sequencing solution

30 November, 2018

The Illumina Nextera Flex for Enrichment is a targeted sequencing solution.


Govt launches new science advisory body

30 November, 2018

The National Science and Technology Council is set to take the place of the Commonwealth Science Council as the peak advisory body to the Prime Minister and other Ministers on science and technology.


Blood test detects early-stage ovarian cancer

23 November, 2018

Researchers from the University of Adelaide and Griffith University have developed a new blood test for the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.


Genetic variation that influences stroke recovery identified

26 October, 2018

A team of scientists from Melbourne, Europe and the United States has identified a genetic variation that influences stroke patients' recovery.


Impactful science

13 August, 2018 by Mansi Gandhi

A Nobel prize-winning American cell biologist talks about extracellular vesicles (EVs), exciting developments in the field and the challenges facing scientific publishing. 


CSIRO announces Earth observation centre

15 June, 2018

The centre will help Australian researchers maximise the benefits of observing Earth from space and further develop Australia's space sector.


The hidden costs of NGS

04 June, 2018 by Dr Enrique Neumann*

The $100 genome era is said to be upon us. But is it really?


Real-life flux capacitor inspired by Back to the Future

30 May, 2018

A real-life version of Back to the Future's flux capacitor will have important applications in communication technology and quantum computing.


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