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How vegetables and diversity inspired a revolution in health care

As a young girl in India, Madhu Bhaskaran was encouraged to do well in maths by her grandmother, who cooked her the vegetable okra before every maths exam, “to sharpen her brain.” “This was coming from someone who was not educated beyond year eight,” says Madhu, who is now a Professor of Electronic Engineering at […]

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TMOS researcher a leader in nanotechnology

ANU’s Professor Hoe Tan, a Chief Investigator in TMOS, has identified by The Australian Special Report on Research as the Field Leader in Nanotechnology, within Chemical and Materials Sciences. Congratulations Hoe! Hoe’s research in Nanotechnology is primarily on the growth of semiconductor nanostructures such as nanowires, nanomembranes, nanorings and hexagonal-BN (a 2D material) for various […]

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Outreach

National Science Week 2020

National Science Week is Australia’s science celebration that has been running each year since 1997. Due to the pandemic, many events have shifted online, and this year TMOS’s event is no exception. TMOS has collaborated with Fizzics Education, Australia’s premier science outreach company, to produces its first ever event – Light, Lasers and Laboratories! Fizzics […]

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Academy award to top RMIT researcher

RMIT’s Professor Madhu Bhaskaran has been recognised by the Australian Academy of Science for her outstanding contribution to science, with a prestigious honorific award. Bhaskaran was awarded the Frederick White Medal for early career researchers and is one 18 current and future science superstars to receive a 2020 honorific award. As co-leader of the Functional Materials […]

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Science News

Tiny devices promise improved cancer detection

Scientists have made new miniature devices that could be developed into safe, high-resolution imaging technology that helps doctors to identify potentially deadly cancers and treat them early. Millions of people around the world die from cancer every year. The Australian National University (ANU) collaborated on the new devices with the University of Strathclyde and Oxford […]

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Study puts spin into quantum technologies

University of Technology Sydney The ability to control the spin of atom-like impurities in 2D material hexagonal boron-nitride demonstrated A team of international scientists investigating how to control the spin of atom-like impurities in 2D materials have observed the dependence of the atom’s energy on an external magnetic field for the first time. The results […]