Swinburne University of Technology

Why children should be taught philanthropy

"Philanthropy" is usually a word we associate with the world of adults and rich people. Increasingly though, children from a spread of socio-economic backgrounds are participating in and learning about what ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Homeless families continue to struggle

An alarming number of families have their rights denied, struggle to obtain and keep affordable housing and have their human rights and dignity diminished when accessing services, according to a new report ...

dateAug 16, 2013 in Social Sciences
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New class of old star cluster discovered

(Phys.org) —Star clusters with properties not seen before have been discovered by an international team of astrophysicists, led by Swinburne University of Technology's Professor Duncan Forbes.

dateAug 01, 2013 in Astronomy
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New mobile app to keep us safe

Swinburne University of Technology Faculty of Design academics have devised a new smartphone app that can be used by teenagers to let parents know they are safe, and also by adults to let family, friends ...

dateDec 18, 2012 in Software
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Tool to detect early-stage tumours

An optical-fibre sensor that will help detect and diagnose cancers early is being developed by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology. Cancer remains a leading cause of death worldwide, with half of the nation's men - ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Engineering
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Galaxies: Some assembly required

New research using the world's largest telescope at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii has revealed two distinct populations of star clusters surrounding galaxies that have radically different chemical composition.

dateOct 23, 2012 in Astronomy
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Learning from nature

Using lotus leaves and tea tree oil researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are working to prevent infection and improve outcomes for people requiring medical implants, such as hip replacements.

dateJun 26, 2012 in Materials Science
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Climate models should include ocean waves

(Phys.org) -- A new field study by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology suggests that the effect of wave activity on oceans should be incorporated in long term climate and weather prediction ...

dateJun 14, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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How the Universe escaped its 'dark ages'

(Phys.org) -- An international team of astronomers have uncovered an important clue about how the Universe emerged from its ‘dark ages’ some 13 billion years ago. By looking at nearby galaxies, they ...

dateJun 11, 2012 in Astronomy
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