Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam that could be used for power stations.
Here’s a place that will inspire children to become stargazers. Adults can also join in the fun at the new visitor centre at Mount Stromlo, as WILL WRIGHT reports.
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new spray-on material with a remarkable ability to repel water.
On campus you can find collections of rare books, fossilised skeletons, maps and pollen.
Everyone has a favourite book, whether it’s a classic or not. Here’s what some of the ANU community nominate as their most memorable read.
First published by Woroni, the ANU Student Newspaper, on 20 July 2016. By SHAMIM MAZARI.
In the summer of 1999, Don Watson spent two months at the Humanities Research Centre, enjoying the peace and quiet of the ANU campus as he gathered his thoughts on his time as speech writer for Prime Minister Paul Keating.
As part of the ANU Women of Note lecture series, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor GILLIAN TRIGGS, came to the University to talk about the problem of sexual harassment at Australian universities. She also told a large audience about growing up in London where she studied ballet but realised early on she was never going to make it as a successor to Margo Fonteyn. After coming to Australia with her parents, she studied law and found her life’s direction in international law. She married a diplomat and was able to work for her Australian law firm at each diplomatic post. She says she was honoured and not a little surprised when offered the role as President as she was not really a human rights expert. Here is an edited extract of her speech.
Take five minutes to have a chat with DR ASH LENTON, Research Fellow with the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Ever wondered what comes out after dark on the ANU campus? REBECCA BLACKBURN investigates.
Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale is at a point in his distinguished career where he can sit back and reflect on his achievements but he’s doing just the opposite. JAMES GRUBEL reports.
Now that Sidney Nolan’s Riverbend, 1965, has a purpose-built home on campus, it’s unlikely to go touring again, as ROSS PEAKE reports.
Research by a PhD scholar on animal welfare is being cited as a key factor in informing public and government opinion. AARON WALKER reports.
While online voting might seem like a good way to speed up the counting of ballots, it contradicts basic tenets of our democratic system, as ROSS PEAKE reports.
Conservation biologist Dr Dejan Stojanovic spends every spring and summer looking for the critically endangered Swift parrot in Tasmanian forests, as KATE PRESTT reports.
A secret Australian military unit that operated behind enemy lines during the Second World War is being honoured due to the work of ANU anthropologist Christine Helliwell, as ROSS PEAKE reports.
Professor Lawrence Saha says we will probably never stop hearing about this testing program.The stakeholders are numerous, the attitudes towards it are very diverse and the consequences can be serious. But what is it all about?
ALLAN BEHM BA Hons (Asian Studies) ’72 reflects on how a busy career in foreign affairs, consulting and politics has led him to two unexpected organisations.
With both his parents dead, ANU student BASHIR YOUSUFI left Afghanistan to find a new life.
A $12.5 million strategic investment is revitalising the ANU School of Music, says Professor MALCOLM GILLIES.
When Judith Clingan started studying French, early English and German as one of the University’s first undergraduate cohort in the early 1960s, she didn’t know her love of music would give her a lifelong link to ANU.
Imagine a world in which your home appliances are orchestrated by a computer that also controls your heater and air conditioner, as well as the generation and storage of electricity produced by your rooftop solar and battery storage systems (including your electric vehicle).