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Getting to the core of climate history

PhD researcher Jess Hargreaves digs out coral skeletons to understand how rainfall patterns in the South-East Indian Ocean region have changed over time.

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Divers underwater extracting coral core samples

PhD researcher Jess Hargreaves digs out coral skeletons to understand how rainfall patterns in the South-East Indian Ocean region have changed over time.

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A submarine surfacing in the ocean

Analysis and opinion | 16 Sep 2021

How do nuclear-powered submarines work? A nuclear scientist explains

The Australian government has just declared an historic defence agreement with the United States and United Kingdom that will see a new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines patrol our shores and surrounding waters.

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Media release, News | 13 Sep 2021

Ultra-efficient tech to forge sustainable energy future

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a system to transport data using atomically-thin semiconductors in an extremely energy efficient way.

Media release, News | 13 Sep 2021

New laser captures energy like noise-cancelling headphones

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed extremely powerful microscopic lasers that are even smaller than the wavelength of the light they produce.

Dr Andrew Horsley is standing in a lab with blue light and electronic equipment behind him

News | 26 Aug 2021

ANU spin-out company secures millions in seed funding

ANU spin-out company Quantum Brilliance has hit another major milestone in its mission to deliver the world's first room temperature quantum computer.

Francis Bennet is in the laboratory with sunglasses on as he tests laser optics equipment.

News | 26 Jul 2021

Laser research to boost deep space missions

Canberra is one step closer to being Australia's home to deep space laser communication, thanks to a government funding for researchers at ANU.

Artist impression of spacecraft with thrusters moving towards Mars with Milky Way stars in background.

News | 20 Jul 2021

Thruster research to help propel spacecraft

Faster space manoeuvres and safer, more sustainable, propellants may soon be possible thanks to a new three-year partnership between The Australian National University and French propulsion company ThrustMe.

Phone in person's hand depicting holographic projections.

News | 12 Jul 2021

Student research program set to inspire holographic phones

Research students from The Australian National University (ANU) and the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Germany will collaborate to invent technology that could make smartphones thinner, lighter and able to produce holograms.

Computer generated illustration of neutron star and black hole merging.

News | 30 Jun 2021

Black holes swallow neutron stars like "Pac-Man"

Scientists have for the first time detected black holes eating neutron stars, "like Pac Man", in a discovery documenting the collision of the two most extreme and enigmatic objects in the Universe.

Research story | 18 Jun 2021

Seeing the invisible: tiny crystal films could make night vision an everyday reality

Night vision goggles, infrared cameras and other similar devices detect infrared light reflected from objects or rather detect infrared light emitted from objects in the form of heat.

Dr Rocio Camacho Morales in physics lab, photographed leaning over a table with laser optics equipment.

News | 16 Jun 2021

Let there be light! New tech for night vision

Researchers from ANU have developed new technology that allows people to see clearly in the dark, revolutionising night-vision.

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