Australian National University

New material puts a twist in light

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry ...

Jul 18, 2014 4.6 / 5 (35) 5

Earth's center is out of sync

(Phys.org) —We all know that the Earth rotates beneath our feet, but new research from ANU has revealed that the center of the Earth is out of sync with the rest of the planet, frequently speeding up and ...

May 13, 2013 4.8 / 5 (59) 37 | with audio podcast

Laser tripod for better levitation

(Phys.org) —Physicists from The Australian National University have shown that three lasers are better than one when it comes to levitating small but visible objects on light, designing an extremely precise ...

Oct 30, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

New tool for galactic archaeology

(Phys.org) —Reconstructing the history of our Galaxy has just become a whole lot easier, thanks to a team of international astronomers led by Dr Luca Casagrande from the Research School of Astronomy and ...

Apr 07, 2014 4.9 / 5 (19) 0

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