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USYD’s brave new humanoid world

China’s largest consumer humanoid robotics company, UBTECH, has partnered with the University of Sydney to establish the UBTECH Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre. Based at the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, the centre is dedicated to research into intelligent ...

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Influx of foreign students continues

Foreign students are flocking to our (mostly) sunny shores in increasing numbers, government data has revealed. In the first quarter of this year, international students increased by 15 per cent, to 480,092. A third were from China; followed by 11 ...

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RMIT students have the rights stuff

Five RMIT juris doctor students have made a robust case for improved human rights protections in Australia. The students, Brigette Rose, Frank Aloe, Helen Metzger, Luke Fowler and Veronica Snip worked under the supervision of staff at the Centre for ...

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Poo Tube creator gets science communication gong

Honey and poo are an unlikely combination, but it was these substances, together with her communication skills, that won Dr Nural Cokcetin best young Australian science communicator. Cokcetin, a microbiologist and honey expert, clinched first prize at the national round ...

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Fish and microbeads study becomes fishier

Did you or someone you know shun microbeads, common in skin exfoliants, last year? If so, it was probably due to a widely-reported study, published in esteemed journal Science, that found these tiny plastic particles harmed damselfish larvae. Now, following ...

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The march of the stupid

Academics and experts must go on the offensive when spin and vested interests threaten to rule the day. Science is under attack and research is easily mocked – and a large proportion of our population are easily persuaded to believe ...

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ANU focuses on world’s biggest telescope

The 25-metre Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), the world’s biggest optical telescope, has reached a milestone in construction. The Steward Observatory Mirror Lab in Arizona has finished polishing the first of its seven 8.4m-diameter mirrors. Australian National University (ANU) is leading ...

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