Australian National University

What a lark: Birds of a feather sing together

(Phys.org) -- The lyrebird is the reigning king of karaoke in the animal world, with not even the birds being mimicked always able to tell the difference between the lyrebirds and the real thing, researchers ...

Jun 20, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Evidence in ashes

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

May 28, 2012
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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
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Finding a new Earth: Holy grail of astronomy

(Phys.org) -- Determining the habitability of rocky, Earth-like planets in the universe will be crucial for us as a species, according to scientists from The Australian National University.

Apr 27, 2012
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