Monash University was founded in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia as a public university. Monash has over 55,000 students attending classes in the universities eight campuses. Six of the campuses are located in Victoria, Australia, one campus in South Africa and one in Malaysia. The university has a Centre in Prato, Italy. Monash University is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight and ranked in the top 50 of all universities world-wide. The University is noted for its Stem Cell Research and the Monash Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct, as well as 100 other scientific research centres.
Copper shines as flexible conductor
Bend them, stretch them, twist them, fold them: modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive have extraordinary technological potential, whether as artificial skin or electronic paper.
Step closer to birth of the Sun
Researchers are a step closer to understanding the birth of the sun.
Enhanced international cooperation needed in Antarctica, scientists say
Countries need to work together to ensure Antarctic research continues and key questions on the region are answered, researchers say.
New invention captures Earth's chemical reactions
(Phys.org) —Researchers have found a new way to study chemical reactions that occur deep in the Earth's crust.
Surprise discovery could see graphene used to improve health
(Phys.org) —A chance discovery about the 'wonder material' graphene – already exciting scientists because of its potential uses in electronics, energy storage and energy generation – takes it a step ...
How teeth explain the tree of life
Clues contained in mice teeth have allowed scientists to reconstruct evolutionary history in the laboratory.
Evolution in rainforest flies points to climate change survival
Scientists believe some tropical species may be able to evolve and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Minimising drag to maximise results
One of the most exciting parts of the Tour de France for spectators is the tactical vying for spots in the breakaway group at the front of the pack.
Tempting people to move for work takes more than dollars
(Phys.org) —Sufficient financial inducements are one way of encouraging people to move to regional Australia for jobs, but other factors also play a part, according to a new report.
Anti-tank missile detector joins the fight against malaria
(Phys.org) —State-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria, one of the most deadly diseases on the planet.
3D printed anatomy to mark a new era for medical training
The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionise medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical.
Night-time brilliance lights up political patronage
In some countries, a region that can lay claim to being the birthplace of a country's political leader is likely to get preferential treatment – bias that shines out when the intensity of night lights is compared with that ...
Gold shapes up as new-age sensor
(Phys.org) —A wearable pressure sensor that is both highly sensitive and cheap to produce could aid the development of prosthetic skin, touch-on flexible displays and energy harvesting, as well as changing ...
Catching a gravitational wave
(Phys.org) —When Albert Einstein proposed the existence of gravitational waves as part of his theory of relativity, he set in train a pursuit for knowledge that continues nearly a century later.
New volcanos found in Victoria
Geologists have discovered three previously unrecorded volcanoes in volcanically active southeast Australia.