Macquarie University is an Australian public teaching and research university located in Sydney, with its main campus situated in Macquarie Park. Founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government, it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney. Macquarie’s 126-hectare (310-acre), park-like campus belies its setting within the high-technology corridor of Sydney’s Northern suburbs. The university comprises four faculties, enrolling approximately 37,000 students and having 2,468 (full-time equivalent) academic and professional staff, making it the fourth largest University in Sydney. At present, the university offers 87 undergraduate courses and 124 different postgraduate courses to students. The university is governed by a 17-member Council. Macquarie University also has the largest student exchange programme in Australia. The Academic Ranking of World Universities listed Macquarie as seventh among Australian Universities in its 2009 rankings. The university is also ranked among the national top five recipients of relative research income.
Use your smartphone for biosensing
An Australian research team has shown that smartphones can be reconfigured as cost-effective, portable bioanalytical devices, with details reported in the latest edition of the Open Access Journal 'Sensors'.
New research explores when quantum systems get critical
An international team of scientists from China and Australia have released research that has probed how quantum matter changes when it makes a 'quantum phase transition'.
Study shows widespread contamination in central NSW and other areas from use of lead in water supply pipelines
A new study has found use of lead solder joints in an above ground water supply pipeline has resulted in environmental contamination across a 70km stretch of land in central New South Wales.
Research shows impact of BMR on brain size in fish
A commonly used term to describe nutritional needs and energy expenditure in humans – basal metabolic rate – could also be used to give insight into brain size of ocean fish, according to new research by Dr Teresa Iglesias ...
Fishes' large carbon footprints to be included in seafood eco-labeling
A new study has led researchers to call for a review of seafood 'eco-labels', which currently exclude consideration of the substantial carbon footprint left by the seafood industry.
High levels of lead contamination in northeast Tasmanian drinking water
A new study into lead contamination in North-East Tasmanian drinking water has revealed high levels of lead, from a surprising source.
The water trading strategies of plants
Plants trade water for carbon – every litre of water that they extract from the soil allows them to take up a few more grams of carbon from the atmosphere to use in growth. A new global study, led by Australian ...
Rare Antarctic sub-glacial eruption
Australian scientists are hoping a rare sub-glacial water eruption near Australia's Casey station, will reveal why meltwater is present, and the extent of a river and dam system flowing deep under the Law ...
I like bright butts – how male mantids locate females
Praying mantids are masters of camouflage, blending in with the background vegetation, at least to human eyes. Camouflage can be an effective protection from predators and an important concealment from approaching ...
Cuttlefish males prefer mysterious mate, on-heat females available
A new study has investigated the mating preferences of the giant Australian cuttlefish, finding that females were most receptive if they had not recently mated, while male cuttlefish demonstrated a preference ...
Researcher to map lead contamination in New South Wales' drinking water
Preliminary research indicates excessive levels of lead and other metal contamination in New South Wales' household drinking water, with various locations across the state found to contain up to 20 times ...
Experiment makes Schrodinger's cat choose—things can be real, or certain, but not both
Experimenting within quantum theory is an extremely complex process, where common intuitions are regularly inverted within shifting reality. Over the years several quantum features and methods of their study ...
Structured light make circular holes distinguish between left and right
(Phys.org) —A group of researchers at Macquarie University has shown that circular dichroism – a differential absorption of the circular polarization light – can be induced in mirror symmetric samples ...
Research calls for a new diet classification for mammals
The analysis of 139 land mammals' dietary preferences has led researchers to call for a new classification system, as many diets were varied beyond the current understanding of herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore.
Remote quantum applications, teleportation enabled by calling long distance between superconducting qubits
(Phys.org) —Researchers have developed a way for superconducting quantum chips to talk to each other over large distances through an optical fibre, allowing quantum entanglement or teleportation - both ...