Swinburne University of Technology

Butterfly inspires new nanotechnology

By mimicking microscopic structures in the wings of a butterfly, an international research team has developed a device smaller than the width of a human hair that could make optical communication faster and ...

Sep 02, 2013
4.9 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

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.

Aug 01, 2013
4.4 / 5 (5) 4 | with audio podcast

Distant super-luminous supernovae found

(Phys.org)—Two 'super-luminous' supernovae - stellar explosions 10 to 100 times brighter than other supernova types - have been detected in the distant Universe.

Nov 01, 2012
5 / 5 (6) 1 | with audio podcast

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.

Oct 23, 2012
4 / 5 (5) 2 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Jun 11, 2012
4.4 / 5 (5) 9 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Aug 20, 2013
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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 ...

Dec 18, 2012
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