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    Queensland
    The researchers’ rendition of the famous Mona Lisa, approximately 100 microns wide. Photo credit: UQ
    Scientists in the UQ-based ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems have recreated the Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and dozens of other images on a quantum ‘canvas’, that is no more than the width of a human hair.The images were projected and photographed on a blob of gaseous quantum matter known as Bose-Einstein condensate. The resulting images are barely visible to the human eye, with each pixel representing only about 50 atoms.The quantum artworks began as a side project...
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    North Island
    A working bee at the University of Auckland bee sanctuary. From left student volunteers Edmund Sharrock, Louis Newton, Kaya Shlomi, Wednesday Davis and Georgia McCrory-Bowick. Photo credit: The University of Auckland
    The University of Auckland’s new bee sanctuary is taking shape behind the Law School thanks to a dedicated group of bee-loving students.Georgia McCrory-Bowick, who is studying a conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Science degree, is the creator of the University’s bee sanctuary. She learnt the fundamentals of establishing a bee garden at a workshop, and was soon able to identify and secure a suitable plot of land behind the Law School in which to build the sanctuary.With native bees in mind, Georgia...
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    Western Australia
    A global study led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and involving scientists from The University of Western Australia has identified genes that can be used to develop drought and heat tolerant chickpeas.Chickpeas are the third most commonly produced grain legume, however drought and increasing temperatures (heat stress) are estimated to cause the loss of more than 70 per cent of global chickpea yields. It is hoped the research findings will...
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    Tasmania
    Australia’s Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, has recently announced that space-tracking facilities in Tasmania will be receiving a AU$1.2 million upgrade.As part of the announcement made in Launceston this month she said: "The upgraded University of Tasmania facilities will allow precision tracking of satellites and spacecraft. Not only will this improve our technological prowess, but it will also have a positive flow-on effect for local researchers,...
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    Queensland
    University of Queensland researcher Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg has been named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy for 2019. Professor Hoegh-Guldberg leads the Global Change Institute at the University, and is also Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, which investigates how global warming and ocean acidification are affecting coral reefs. The list, published by website Apolitical, lauds politicians,...
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    Victoria
    Deakin University has announced a new Master of Engineering coursework programme that will be open to international students from Trimester 2 (July) 2019 onward.The new degree programme is specially designed to meet the needs of students who've graduated with a three-year Bachelor of Engineering degree – the typical length of the programme in the UK. The Master of Engineering at Deakin University can be completed in two years of full-time study.Master of Engineering students will benefit from:...
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    Victoria
    The University of Melbourne has recently opened two brand new state-of-the-art learning spaces.  A life sciences building in the biomedical precinct of the Parkville campus and a brand new home for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at its Southbank campus.Life Sciences ComplexThe new life sciences complex will be home for staff and students from three faculties: Science; Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences; Medicine; Dentistry; and Health Sciences.   It features some of...
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    Victoria
    The University of Melbourne has announced a number of different scholarship options for students applying to study eligible programmes at the Melbourne School of Design.MSD Merit ScholarshipsMSD will be awarding a AUD $10,000 one off payment to high achieving international students applying to eligible programmes* at the Melbourne School of Design.Dean’s International ScholarMSD will be awarding a full-fee remission scholarship plus a $30,000 per year living allowance to one exceptional...
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    Victoria
    If you are interested in studying at Deakin University, there is lots of opportunities coming up for you to find out about specific degrees in their webinar series.  Times are given in Australian Eastern Standard Time, you can convert to your local timezone here. 4pm AEST will be 7am BST (British Summer Time).Bachelor of NursingMonday 8 April, 2019 | 4:30pm – 5:45pm AESTSession overview: Presented by a Deakin Nursing academic, this webinar will outline the course details,...
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    North Island
    Recently Hugh Jackman paid a visit to AUT University’s South Campus, and announced the New Zealand dates for a global tour by singing live with AUT’s Oceanian Voices choir.The visit from Hugh, plus actor and singer Keala Settle, was a complete surprise to the choir who have been rehearsing 'This is me' and 'A Million Dreams' – songs from the 2017 film, The Greatest Showman, which features both actors.The choir members were only told shortly before going on stage that they were about to meet,...
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