Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have, for the first time, demonstrated the maximum potential of ultra-thin 2D materials to generate electricity using sunlight. According to the research paper, published in the journal Advanced Materials, 2D materials could one day revolutionise technology like solar cells, mobile phones and sensing devices. While scientists have been … Continue reading ANU scientists demonstrate electricity-generating potential of ultra-thin 2D materials
A team of scientists from the Australian National University and The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) who represent Australia on the world’s largest engineering project, the ITER tokamak, has reported on its plasma diagnostics project. The report was presented to international panel for the Conceptual Design Review at an ITER meeting in France … Continue reading Australian ITER researchers report on plasma diagnostics project
The Australian National University (ANU) has completed a global audit of 530,000 potential sites for pumped-hydro energy storage that can be used to support low-cost, secure, 100 per cent renewable electricity grids. The zero-emission grids would mainly rely on solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind technology, with support from pumped-hydro storage and extra high voltage transmission … Continue reading ANU identifies 530,000 potential pumped-hydro sites worldwide
Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have made new breakthroughs that could help further revolutionise solar technology and make it more efficient and more accessible. The researchers have been concentrating on the solar cell’s skin layer, which is 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, and is used to conduct electricity and protect the … Continue reading ANU research at the forefront of solar technology
The global engineering project to develop fusion energy, ITER, is now 60 per cent complete, with scientists from around the world attending the latest coordinating committee of the International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA) in France. International fusion researchers, including Dr Richard Garrett from Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, attended the meeting. It was the first time … Continue reading Australian researchers attend meeting on world’s largest fusion energy project
An international team of researchers led by The Australian National University (ANU) is contributing to the development of a safe data superhighway for a future quantum internet and its artificial intelligence and communication potential. The researchers are exploring the potentials of storing data in light particles, which can store vast amounts of information. “The light … Continue reading ANU research exploring data storage potential of light particles
An international team of researchers led by The Australian National University (ANU) has invented a tiny camera lens, which may lead to a device that links quantum computers to an optical fibre network. Quantum computers promise a new era in ultra-secure networks, artificial intelligence and therapeutic drugs, and will be able to solve certain problems … Continue reading Tiny camera lens may help link quantum computers to network
The Australian National University (ANU) will offer businesses nationally access to its space-flight testing facilities, thanks to $250,000 from the ACT Government. ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC welcomed the funding commitment from the Government to the University’s Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC), host of the national facility for space-flight testing.The University is home … Continue reading ANU to offer businesses access to space-testing facilities
Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have helped design new satellite instruments that are part of a joint NASA and German mission launched into space today to study changes in water levels on Earth and other aspects of climate change. The GRACE Follow-On mission, the successor to the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) … Continue reading New satellites with ANU laser technology launched into space
The Board of Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), based at The Australian National University (ANU), welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that it will invest $70 million to replace Australia’s highest performance research supercomputer, Raijin, which is rapidly nearing the end of its service life. The funding, through the Department of Education and Training, will be … Continue reading Govt to spend $70 million replacing super computer
Australia has entered the bid for quantum encrypted communications with a new cloning method that surpasses previous cloning limits, and can be realised using existing fibre optic infrastructure.
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new spray-on material with a remarkable ability to repel water. The new protective coating could eventually be used to waterproof mobile phones, prevent ice from forming on aeroplanes or protect boat hulls from corroding.
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have set a world record for efficiency for their solar thermal dish, which generates steam that could be used for power stations.
Researchers at the Australian National University are getting closer to harvesting renewable energy from mobile phone base stations to power battery-operated wireless sensors.
Three CubeSats are being tested at ANU’s Mount Stromlo space testing facility, before their launch as part of the European Union’s QB50 launch of 50 satellites.