Macquarie University researchers are exploring the earth, oceans, fire and sky to answer big questions of the past and future.
- The mystery of leaf size solved
- Reinventing the laser
- Modern humans were in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought
- Protecting surfers from shark attacks
Read more about their work at www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/faculties-and-departments/faculty-of-science-and-engineering, including:
- Saving the Tasmanian devil’s parasites. Can the devil survive without the suite of bugs that has lived with it for millennia?
- Reducing volcano risks in Indonesia and the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, and understanding their impact on climate
- Solving the wireless spectrum crunch—keeping us connected and ensuring the absolute reliability of wireless connections for hospitals, transport, power stations, and more
- How can we image and treat moving tumours—measuring radiation dose in three dimensions
- Mapping the Earth’s deep crust and hunting for gold, all with grains of zircon found on the surface
- Using arrays of camera lenses to detect ultra-faint astronomical sources of light
- Asking whether new medicines are worth the dollars—using statistics to determine their effectiveness and value.
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