Australian National University

Carbon scheme in danger of going up in smoke

(Phys.org) -- Australia’s carbon-pricing scheme is a world-leader and shows the way forward for other countries seeking to mitigate carbon emissions, says an expert from The Australian National University. ...

Jun 19, 2012 4.3 / 5 (12) 28 | with audio podcast

Getting to the bottom of the Fijian Ocean

(Phys.org) -- Scientists will soon have a greater understanding of the dramatically spreading, rifting and faulting boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, thanks to research from The Australian ...

Jun 13, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Heading for blast off

(Phys.org) -- Construction of a pioneering plasma thruster – an engine that could be used to power satellites to Mars – and a space simulation facility that will aid the development of the first ...

Jun 05, 2012 4.8 / 5 (4) 4

Eastern bettongs bounce back

(Phys.org) -- The release of Eastern bettongs from Tasmania into the ACT’s predator-proof sanctuary at Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve last week, could be the key to help recover endangered Box Gum grassy ...

Jun 04, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 0

Evidence in ashes

The devastation of Black Saturday bushfires gave researchers an unparalleled opportunity to come up with bushfire answers.

May 28, 2012 4.5 / 5 (2) 2

Quantum computer leap

(Phys.org) -- The main technical difficulty in building a quantum computer could soon be the thing that makes it possible to build one, according to new research from The Australian National University.

May 18, 2012 4.6 / 5 (14) 29 | with audio podcast