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Weather and climate modelling powers up at ANU

Future weather and climate predictions have been given a major boost with the launch of a new national research facility worth $7.6 million.

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Monday, 09 May 2022
  • Media release

An ANU spin-out company whose technology will help future moon landings and could one day lead to flying cars has been bought out by one of Australia's leading navigation firms in a deal worth $40 million.

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Friday, 06 May 2022
  • Media release

Researchers have discovered why malaria parasites are vulnerable to some drug therapies but resistant to others, offering scientists another piece of the puzzle in the global fight against the disease.

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Friday, 06 May 2022
  • Research story

When a volcanic rock split in two in Japan recently, what happened? Mythologically & geologically speaking.

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Tuesday, 03 May 2022
  • Media release

Tasmania has become one of the first jurisdictions in the world to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions and increase removals to become net carbon negative.

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Jupiter
Friday, 29 Apr 2022
  • Media release

"Although Venus and Jupiter get close to one another every few years, this time there is also Mars and Saturn in the mix which is pretty rare, watching from afar, like the creepy neighbour next door."

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Friday, 22 Apr 2022
  • Media release

ANU launches world's most popular online random number generator powering research simulations and gaming, and inspiring artists' works and children's names on Amazon Web Services' marketplace.

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Friday, 22 Apr 2022
  • Media release

An analysis of the fire footprint of the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires has found logging elevated the risk of high-severity fires.

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Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

The modern-day space race has led to thousands of satellites being scattered through Earth’s outer orbits. If left unchallenged, these companies risk overpopulating an already crowded space environment – potentially pushing dark skies to extinction.

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A small grey-brown lyrebird amongst the trees
Thursday, 14 Apr 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

Mention the superb lyrebird, and you’ll probably hear comments on their uncanny mimicry of human sounds, their presence on the 10 cent coin, and their stunning tail. Far less known – but equally, if not more, impressive – is the Albert’s lyrebird.

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