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Intensive farming is eating up the Australian continent – but there's another way

It's painfully clear nature is buckling under the weight of farming's demands. There's another way – but it involves accepting nature's limits.

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Research story | 26 Jun 2020

From spy thrillers to laser beams: quantum encryption is coming

In search of an unbreakable code, ANU researchers are looking to the realm of quantum physics. And: laser beams.

Artist's impression of a black hole collision.

News | 24 Jun 2020

Black hole swallows much smaller mysterious object

A black hole around 23 times the size of the Sun has swallowed a mysterious, much smaller astrophysical object.

Career story | 15 Jun 2020

Manuraj came to ANU to study physics. Now he’s a lawyer

When Manuraj Shunmugasundaram left India and moved to Australia, it was to study physics. He had his heart set on a career in astronomy, which is why he chose ANU, the best ranked university in Australia for astrophysics.

Artist's impression of a system of detectors along quantum circuits to monitor light particles. Image: Kai Wang, ANU

News | 22 May 2020

ANU at forefront of Australia’s quantum future

ANU will play a key role in shaping Australia's next-generation technology.

Marika Niihori outside on campus.

Student profile | 8 May 2020

From ANU to Cambridge: Marika is changing healthcare on the nanoscale

After being awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, ANU Physics student, Marika Niihori, is on her way to Cambridge with a vision to transform healthcare.

Miniature technology SEM image.

News | 7 May 2020

Tiny devices promise improved cancer detection

New miniature devices could be developed into safe, high-resolution imaging technology to help doctors identify potentially deadly cancers and treat them early.

John Debs holds up and inspects a clear face shield in the ANU Makerspace.

News | 1 May 2020

ANU helps make protective equipment for health workers

ANU is coordinating the production of thousands of face shields and masks to ensure health workers have access to personal protective equipment (PPE).

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.

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