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Australian scientists are developing vaccines and tests for the coronavirus. Here’s what we know so far.

Scientists at the CSIRO have began testing two potential coronavirus vaccines. We created a list of Australian universities that are also creating vaccines and tests to address the coronavirus pandemic. These include Monash University, the University of Queensland, Flinders University and the University of Sydney. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage […]
Australian scientists are developing vaccines and tests for the coronavirus. Here’s what we know so far.
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Australians are self-medicating with cannabis

Australians use illicit cannabis to treat chronic pain, mental health, sleep and neurological conditions. A survey of 1,744 finds the users report cannabis use effective in helping them manage health conditions. However, side effects include increased appetite, drowsiness, eye irritation, lethargy and memory impairment. The latest research shows Australians are […]
Australians are self-medicating with cannabis
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Beijing’s crackdown on overseas investment has hit Australia hard

Chinese investment in Australia is sliding, down 11% to $US10.3 billion ($A13.3 billion), the result of a crackdown in China on overseas investing. The drop returns Chinese investment in Australia to 2015 and 2012 levels. The big falls were in oil and gas (down 84%), renewable energy (down 64%), commercial […]
Beijing’s crackdown on overseas investment has hit Australia hard
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Science says living longer might mean just walking a bit faster

The latest research indicates walking faster could help you live longer. The protective effects of walking pace are more pronounced in older age groups. Walking faster is a good option, and one most people can easily incorporate into their lives, to get the heart rate up. Walking a bit faster […]
Science says living longer might mean just walking a bit faster
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Venture capital is backing Australian research into quantum computing

Quantum computing research in Australia is going commercial. Q-Ctrl Pty Ltd, the first spin-off company from the University of Sydney’s Quantum Science Group, has been established with the support of Australian and international venture capital. The size of the investment hasn’t been revealed but sources described the seed capital injection […]
Venture capital is backing Australian research into quantum computing
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Science has transferred digital data from light waves to sound for the first time

Australian researchers have slowed digital information carried as light waves by transferring the data into sound waves in an integrated circuit, or microchip. The scientists describe it as like storing lightning inside thunder. The resulting hybrid chip created could have a huge impact in cloud computing and telecommunication centres, which […]
Science has transferred digital data from light waves to sound for the first time
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Humanity has made the seasnake lose its stripes

Scientists have discovered that the turtle-headed seasnake, which usually sports bright coloured markings of yellow or white bands, turns to grey or black when living near people. The colour differences, from those snakes living on pristine reefs to those near human habitation, are said to be caused by pollution. A […]
Humanity has made the seasnake lose its stripes
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Science has found a trick to get the most out of positive thinking

Being an optimistic person has more concrete more benefits than just a rosy outlook on life, according to the latest research. Scientists have found that positive thinking speeds the recovery of the seriously ill and helps disaster victims overcome the psychological impact of a traumatic experience. “People who are more […]
Science has found a trick to get the most out of positive thinking
Tech

A giant Chinese humanoid startup is opening an AI centre at University of Sydney

The University of Sydney and Chinese humanoid robot firm Ubtech have launched a new research centre. The Ubtech Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre, founded by the university’s engineering and information technology faculty, will open later this year to bring researchers from different academic fields together to collaborate on artificial intelligence. “We’re […]
A giant Chinese humanoid startup is opening an AI centre at University of Sydney
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Science says Sydney Harbour has a growing carbon pollution problem

Australian scientists have for the first time defined the carbon footprint of Sydney Harbour. The global landmark may look pristine but a study published today shows it is a source of significant carbon emissions, which require careful management as the city double its population to 10 million by the end […]
Science says Sydney Harbour has a growing carbon pollution problem