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World-first microchip: ‘storing lightning inside thunder’

Our researchers are turning optical data into readable soundwaves As we churn through more data, cloud computing centres are overheating. Photonic chip technology offers a way forward for our insatiable appetite for information.          World-first transfer of light to acoustic…

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Astronomers spun up by galaxy-shape finding

Game-changing Australian instrument nets huge haul of galaxies Scientists have measured how a galaxy’s spin affects its shape – and found faster-spinning galaxies are flatter and rounder. The discovery was made sampling 845 galaxies and could help provide insights into…

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Eureka Award for University of Sydney robotics expert

University of Sydney engineer Professor Salah Sukkarieh has won the 2017 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, presented at a gala dinner on 30 August in the Sydney Town Hall. Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the prestigious Eureka Prizes reward…

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Shanghai Jiao Tong and Sydney become strategic partners

Universities strengthen relationship to become priority partners Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Sydney signed a university-wide priority partnership, each committing to invest $100,000 over three years to fund joint research projects. Delegation led by President Professor Lin…

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