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Crossley reacts to research cuts

Dean of Science at UNSW Merlin Crossley has joined other leading experts concerned over reduced funding to research. "Across the world, Singapore, China, and even the European countries are maintaining or increasing funding to science, and have a strategy to ...

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Robot teachers in disguise

  A robot that children can teach to write has landed a Queensland University of Technology graduate a top international artificial intelligence industry award. Deanna Hood has been developing the capacity of a programmable humanoid robot to learn to write ...

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Science dean warns cuts will send best overseas

A continued reduction in research dollars will force our best and brightest researchers overseas, a leading science academic warns. Professor Bruce Milthorpe, dean of science at the University of Technology, Sydney, said the cuts to research funding would reduce the ...

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Rea: funding cuts force researchers overseas

The Abbott Government’s cuts to research and plans to deregulate university fees are already forcing our best and brightest overseas, the NTEU said today. Speaking in response to ABC reports that researchers are being forced to look overseas for work, ...

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Dam fences could stop cane toad spread

Toad-proof fences around man-made dams could stop the spread of the toxic pests in some arid parts of Australia, scientists say. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of NSW examined the long-term control of cane ...

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Australia gets cutting-edge microscope

The secrets of life could be revealed by a powerful new microscope, the only one of its kind in Australia. The $5 million, 3-metre-tall microscope, unveiled at Monash University in Melbourne, allows researchers to see molecular structures at very high ...

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