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New infrared telescope to help find Universe’s “hidden treasures” in real time

A new infrared telescope built by ANU will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place.

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Academic profile | 26 May 2020

Isolation salvation

We reached out to our science, health and medicine community to find out what helped them survive isolation.

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.

Analysis and opinion | 21 May 2020

After the bushfires, we helped choose the animals and plants in most need. Here’s how we did it

No other event in our lifetimes has brought such sudden, drastic loss to Australia’s biodiversity as the last bushfire season. Governments, researchers and conservationists have committed to the long road to recovery. But in those vast burnt landscapes, where do we start?

The parched Murray Darling

Analysis and opinion | 20 May 2020

It's official: expert review rejects NSW plan to let seawater flow into the Murray River

A major independent review has confirmed freshwater flows are vital to maintaining the health of the Murray River’s lower lakes.

Person in labcoat reading documents on screen

Analysis and opinion | 20 May 2020

Researchers use 'pre-prints' to share coronavirus results quickly. But that can backfire

What is a pre-print and how should we be using them?

Charred Australian landscape post bushfires.

News | 19 May 2020

New study shows wildfires increasing in size and frequency across Victoria

A new study has shown for the first time the full extent of the areas burned by Victorian bushfires over the past two decades.

Analysis and opinion | 14 May 2020

One cat, one year, 110 native animals: lock up your pet, it’s a killing machine

We know feral cats are an enormous problem for wildlife, but pet cats are wreaking havoc too.

News | 13 May 2020

New research could help save species from extinction

Using a group of Australian plants, Hakea, the researchers developed a model to identify features common to threatened species.

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.

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