Awards and prizes

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Only one viable future

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

There is an amazing, almost magical efficiency to electricity when it is applied to real-world tasks – and it can meet the energy demands of the future without sacrificing standards of living and innovation.

Ian_Croser featured

Clunies Ross Awards celebrate Aussie innovators

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Australian visionaries who between them contributed to the broadband network, tuberculosis eradication and military radar communication, were recognised last night at the Clunies Ross Awards.

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The art of physics

Monday, 22 April 2013

Julian Berengut’s research into the fundamental physics of the universe goes beyond pure science and into philosophical questions of human existence, he says.

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Taiwan billionaire launches Asian ‘Nobel prize’

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

One of Taiwan’s richest men has launched what has been widely touted as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize, and it is even more lucrative than the famed Swedish award.

Graphene

“X-Factor” science to receive two billion euros

Monday, 28 January 2013

Research into the wonder material graphene and the neurochemistry of the human brain will receive up to two billion euros in funding, the biggest research award of its kind in history.

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Common ground

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

When science meets parliament, you’d expect clashes in areas where political stances and rational evidence don’t intersect. But it’s a meeting of the minds that both sides enjoy, and the truth is, they have one very important thing in common.

Top science test promotes negative attitudes_COSMOS science magazine

Top science test promotes negative attitudes

Thursday, 20 December 2012

A standardised reading, mathematics and science test, given to 15-year-old students worldwide, might harm students’ education rather than help, according to a new study.

Ken Freeman_COSMOS Australia science magazine

‘Mr Galaxy’ puts dark matter on the map

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 - 1 comment

Finding that galaxies are not made up of gas and stars but are mostly mysterious dark matter would have made for a great career for most scientists. For Ken Freeman, it was just the beginning.

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