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Move over science fiction

Can advances in quantum physics help solve very practical present-day problems?

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If you look at a  map of the most water-stressed  nations on Earth, India is coloured red, placing millions of people's lives and livelihoods in danger. But could advances in quantum physics actually be part of the solution?

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Fri, 24 Jun 2022

Future weather and climate predictions have been given a major boost with the launch of a new national research facility worth $7.6 million.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2022

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed tiny translucent slides capable of producing two very different images depending on the direction in which light travels through them.

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Wed, 15 Jun 2022

The humble wildlife nest box has been given a hi-tech overhaul to help greater gliders severely impacted by Australia's bushfire disaster recover.

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