Monash University

MASSIVE advances in aerodynamics

Engineers are closer to understanding, and therefore manipulating, invisible aerodynamic drag forces, that cause an estimated 50 per cent of transportation fuel to be lost before we can use it.

Aug 30, 2012
4.4 / 5 (18) 18 | with audio podcast

New 'embryonic' subduction zone found

(Phys.org) —A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close as continental Europe moves closer to America.

Jun 17, 2013
4.8 / 5 (13) 0 | with audio podcast

Graphene reinvents the future

For many scientists, the discovery of one-atom-thick sheets of graphene is hugely significant, something with the potential to affect just about every aspect of human activity and endeavour.

Aug 27, 2014
4.8 / 5 (13) 1

Evolution still scientifically stable

An international team of researchers, including Monash University biochemists, has discovered evidence at the molecular level in support of one of the key tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution.

Sep 14, 2009
4.4 / 5 (14) 13

Improving the flow of the fibre optic freeway

Monash University researchers have played a pivotal role in the invention of an energy-efficient method of increasing the data capacity of optical networks to the point where all of the world's internet traffic ...

Mar 25, 2013
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Mount Etna's mystery explained?

Internationally renowned geophysicist Dr Wouter Schellart has developed the first dynamic model to explain the mystery of the largest and most fascinating volcano in Europe, Mount Etna.

Oct 07, 2010
5 / 5 (11) 3 | with audio podcast

It's Einstein versus Newton again

A simple bouncing ball has reignited a debate long thought settled: whose landmark physics theory is correct – Albert Einstein’s general relativity theory or Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity?

Jun 13, 2012
3.1 / 5 (18) 9

Global change puts plankton under threat

Changes in the ocean’s chemistry, as a result of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, threaten marine plankton to a greater extent than previously thought, according to new research.

May 04, 2012
3.9 / 5 (14) 49 | with audio podcast

Sexual healing? Not likely

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study shows the production of sperm is more biologically taxing than previously thought, and expending energy on it has significant health implications.

Jan 30, 2012
4.6 / 5 (11) 8 | with audio podcast