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Australian scientists achieve compact, sensitive qubit readout

A group led by Australian of the Year, Michelle Simmons, has overcome another critical technical hurdle for building a silicon-based quantum computer. Simmons’ team at UNSW Sydney has demonstrated a compact sensor for accessing information stored in the electrons of individual atoms – a breakthrough that brings us one step closer to scalable quantum computing … Continue reading Australian scientists achieve compact, sensitive qubit readout

Swinburne researcher wins award for study on advanced composite materials

Swinburne University’s Nishar Hameed has received a Young Tall Poppy award for his research focusing on advanced composite materials – incorporating carbon fibres – and their potential in developing stronger, lighter and smarter automotive and aerospace structures. Hameed, from Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, is developing techniques and methods that allow the rapid manufacturing of … Continue reading Swinburne researcher wins award for study on advanced composite materials

CSIRO invests $35 million in future of space and AI

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is investing $35 million in frontier research in space technology and artificial intelligence (AI). The investment will include the development of advanced imaging of Earth from satellites, in addition to cutting-edge data science to support the growth of AI technology. The investment is part of CSIRO’s Future Science Platforms portfolio, … Continue reading CSIRO invests $35 million in future of space and AI

Swinburne University: 3D concrete printing takes the ‘boring’ out of buildings

Construction is one of the largest industries in the world economy – worth $10 trillion globally – equivalent to 13 per cent of GDP. But, Professor Jay Sanjayan, from Swinburne University of Technology, explains that construction has suffered for decades from remarkably poor productivity compared to other sectors. While agriculture and manufacturing have increased productivity … Continue reading Swinburne University: 3D concrete printing takes the ‘boring’ out of buildings