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Mysterious clouds could offer new clues on dark matter

The hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in space and time caused by major cosmic cataclysms, could help solve one of the Universe's other burning mysteries - boson clouds and whether they are a leading contender for dark matter.

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The hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in space and time caused by major cosmic cataclysms, could help solve one of the Universe's other burning mysteries - boson clouds and whether they are a leading contender for dark matter.

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A researcher in a lab with a plastic bottle.

Media release, News | 21 Sep 2021

Start-up to tackle plastic crisis with "infinite recycling"

A new Australian enviro-tech start-up backed by ANU will "infinitely" recycle plastic to help solve the global plastic pollution crisis.

Professor Yun Liu, Professor Sharon Friel and Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths.

Media release, Research story | 8 Jul 2021

ANU researchers win nation’s most prestigious funding award

Galaxies, building health equity and “crystal chemistry” is the focus of three major research projects at The Australian National University (ANU) receiving more than $9.7 million in Government funding.

Dr Lara Malins in chemistry laboratory.

Research story | 3 May 2021

Fighting antibiotic resistance takes guts

As a kid, Dr Lara Malins loved playing with Lego. Now she is using those same skills to build new drug leads in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Professor Yun Liu in chemistry laboratory.

News | 23 Apr 2021

Cash flow to help push clean hydrogen energy solutions

Researchers and industry experts are closer to safely storing and transporting vast quantities of hydrogen, with the cleaner technology offering a potential replacement for fossil fuels and a possible new export industry for Australia.

Dr Anna Olsen in front of graffiti wall

News | 23 Oct 2020

Young scientists blooming with Tall Poppy Award

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Associate Professor O'Mara is using Australia's most powerful supercomputer to see how the coronavirus exploits receptors to invade our cells.

News | 17 Aug 2020

Supercomputer simulation could show us how to stop COVID

In the battle against COVID-19 you need as many weapons as possible in your armoury.

Prof Nerilie Abram holds up a coral core in the lab.

News | 1 May 2020

ANU and ABC partner to promote science for the public good

Scientists across Australia will get the chance to show the nation how their work is for the public good, under a new partnership between ANU and the ABC.

News | 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 update to students on changes to ANU campus

To relieve financial pressures and stress to students caused by COVID-19, Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt has announced additional support measures.

ANU Campus.

News | 25 Mar 2020

ANU campuses move to remote work and study

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt today announced The Australian National University (ANU) will move to remote work and study from tomorrow.

Matthew Spence and Vanessa Vongsouthi stand behind a sheet of PET plastic film, the breakdown target of their PETase enzyme.

Student profile | 21 Mar 2020

Breakin’ it down with plastic-degrading enzymes

Two PhD students are harnessing the power of an enzyme to break down plastic.

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