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Video thumbnail with text reading: Road to space: The Bogong Thruster

Go behind the mission to get a new mothball-fueled satellite thruster to space.

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Man holds a small fish aquarium

As campus takes a break, we have a look at some of the science which never stops – and the people who keep it running, every day of the year.

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Gnat on a greenhood orchid

Dr Tobias Hayashi studied a delicate little native orchid with a cool and clever adaptation to attract pollinators.

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A woman scientist looking at a petri dish

Not content with the challenging conditions for crop production here on Earth, Associate Professor Caitlin Byrt is lending her expertise to an ambitious space mission to grow plants on the moon.

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A young male superb fairy-wren

Helen Osmond has watched the ins and outs of one superb fairy-wren population for three decades.

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Reads Science Week Behind the Optics of Astronomical Instrumentation

Dr Francis Bennet is pushing the boundaries of glass for secure satellite communication. This new technology aims to optimise communication across Australia, especially during natural disasters and health crises.

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Three men looking at laser physics equipment inside a laboratory with sound proofing.

If you look at a  map of the most water-stressed  nations on Earth, India is coloured red, placing millions of people's lives and livelihoods in danger. But could advances in quantum physics actually be part of the solution?

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An elder points to a carved tree trunk in a paddock, while a group of small children look on

The biologists and the linguists at ANU might sit on different sides of the campus, but Professor Lindell Bromham from the ANU Research School of Biology says it wasn’t difficult to see the benefits in the two disciplines coming together.

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