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Woman in lab with small plant

Scientists use plants to seed solutions for recycling valuable metals and minerals

Scientists from ANU are drawing inspiration from plants to develop new techniques to separate and extract valuable minerals, metals and nutrients from resource-rich wastewater.

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Woman in lab with small plant
Wednesday, 25 Jan 2023
  • News

Scientists from ANU are drawing inspiration from plants to develop new techniques to separate and extract valuable minerals, metals and nutrients from resource-rich wastewater.

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Illustration of quantum entanglement
Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

New research published in Nature Physics, outlines a way to achieve more accurate measurements of microscopic objects using quantum computers. This could prove useful in a huge range of next-generation technologies, including biomedical sensing, laser ranging and quantum communications.

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Woman at a desk with robot posters in background
Tuesday, 17 Jan 2023
  • Academic profile

Dr Jürgens has the “beautiful and challenging” task of combining the two very different academic cultures of science and humanities.

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Two mean in front of lab equipment
Friday, 13 Jan 2023
  • News

New research led by a team of ANU scientists has outlined a way to achieve more accurate measurements of microscopic objects using quantum computers.

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Man holds a small fish aquarium
Thursday, 12 Jan 2023
  • Research story

As campus takes a break, we have a look at some of the science which never stops – and the people who keep it running, every day of the year.

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People's gumboots in a flood
Thursday, 12 Jan 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

Earth’s water cycle is clearly changing. Globally, the air is getting hotter and drier, which means droughts and risky fire conditions are developing faster and more frequently a new report on the global water cycle concludes.

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African elephant at a waterhole
Saturday, 07 Jan 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

The African savanna elephant is listed as endangered. If the situation doesn’t change, Africa – indeed, the world – may lose one of its most iconic animal species.

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Kale leaves
Tuesday, 03 Jan 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

Pure mathematics often yields unanticipated applications, but without a time machine to look into the future, how do mathematicians like me choose what to study?

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Brown snake near an urban fence
Friday, 23 Dec 2022
  • News

"We have to learn to perceive these animals not as some unbelonging enemy in our environment, but as intrinsic parts of the landscape and as critical servants to the balance of ecosystems," says ANU snake expert Associate Professor Gavin Smith.

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