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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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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.

Professor Kurt Lambeck in front of projection showing an image of the Earth from space.

News | 15 Jun 2021

King of navigation wins Queen's top honour

A leading ANU researcher who helped make GPS a tool we all use each day has been awarded the top gong in the Order of Australia.

Artist interpretation of laser light sail. Image shows space with lasers from Earth casting a large sail.

News | 8 Jun 2021

Scientists lead ambitious study to reach infinity and beyond

Scientists from ANU have designed a new type of space-craft propulsion system as part of an ambitious international project that aims to explore the worlds surrounding our second nearest star, Alpha Centauri.

A false-colour composite of the remnant of N132D. Shows stars on blue, black, green and pink background.

News | 14 May 2021

Alien radioactive element prompts creation rethink

The first-ever discovery of an extraterrestrial radioactive isotope on Earth has scientists rethinking the origins of the elements on our planet.

Analysis and opinion | 4 May 2021

What are 'internal waves' that possibly sank the Indonesian sub? If you've ever suffered plane turbulence, you've been inside one

Internal waves can create pretty cloud shapes in the sky, as well as making life unpleasant for passengers on aeroplanes. And in the oceans they can be a deadly hazard to submarines.

Tennis ball, spinning in air.

News | 20 Apr 2021

Self-propelling self-navigating vehicles a step closer

Vehicles that can propel themselves along the water and self-navigate around any object in their path could soon be a reality thanks to new research from Vehicles that can propel themselves along the water and self-navigate around any object in their path could soon be a reality thanks to new research from ANU.

Dr Andrew Horsley at work bench fixing electronic equipment

News | 24 Mar 2021

World’s first room-temp quantum computer set for release

The world's first room-temperature quantum computer is in the final stages of development and is set to be installed at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth and activated later this year.

Wind farm

News | 17 Mar 2021

Net zero by 2050 only possible if renewables ramp up: expert

Australia will not achieve net zero emissions until well after 2050 at the rate emissions are declining, experts from The Australian National University warn.

Composite image of award winners

News | 11 Mar 2021

Shining stars of science honoured with Academy awards

Three researchers from ANU who've changed the way we see the world have been recognised for their ground-breaking work with prestigious awards from The Australian Academy of Science.

Student blog | 5 Jan 2021

Theoretical physics with real-world connections

Jordan is researching a non-invasive way to detect elevated blood glucose levels in people who exhibit pre-diabetic symptoms.