‘Great Ideas’ Funded

Great ideas attract $7 million in NHMRC grants. Seven University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded more than $7 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants, designed to support innovative and creative research projects which address a specific question. In collaboration with Hunter Medical Research Institute

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Nemo’s Tiny Friends

The invisible hitchhikers alerting scientists to changes in the East Australian Ocean. For the first time, marine microbes have been recorded riding the East Australian Current (EAC), from the Great Barrier Reef to Tasmania. NASA-supplied thermal image of the East Australia Current (EAC). The discovery has alerted researchers to significant

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Under the Milky Way

Orbits of ancient stars prompt rethink on Milky Way evolution. Australian telescopes and European satellite combine to reveal unexpected motions among the Galaxy’s rarest objects. Theories on how the Milky Way formed are set to be rewritten following discoveries about the behaviour of some of its oldest stars. An investigation

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Robot’s Eyes on the Way

Thin and ultra-fast photodetector sees the full spectrum. Researchers have developed a photodetector that can see all shades of light in a prototype device that radically shrinks one of the most fundamental elements of modern technology. Vaishnavi Krishnamurthi with the broad-spectrum photodector. Photodetectors work by converting information carried by light

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