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    New South Wales, Queensland
    discovery, university research
    An artist's drawing of Microleo Attenboroughi. Photo credit: Keep it Clever Australia
    Researchers at UNSW Australia have recently discovered the fossil of a tiny marsupial lion that lived in the tropical forests of Northern Australia about 18 million years ago, and they’ve named it after David Attenborough.It’s not the first animal, or even the first prehistoric animal to be named...
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    Victoria
    discovery, university research
    Even in this image of cotton textile magnified 2,300 times, the nanostructures are still invisible. Photo credit: RMIT University
    Nanotechnology researchers at RMIT University have developed a textile fabric that can clean itself when exposed to light. The team has developed a cheap and efficient way by which textiles can be fused with nanostructures that are capable of degrading organic matter when exposed to light.The new...
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    Australian Capital Territory
    discovery, university research
    Jiajie Pei making phosphorene. Photo credit: Stuart Hay, ANU
    A team at the Australian National University (ANU) has discovered a way to produce ultra-thin solar cells using sticky tape.  Using a method that was made famous when the creators of graphene used scotch tape to pull off thin layers of graphite, the ANU team have succeeded in extracting ultra-...
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    Australia
    discovery, university research
    The volcano cluster off Sydney's coast. Photo credit: Marine National Facility (MNF)
    A team of researchers from many Australian universities has discovered a cluster of submerged volcanoes off the coast of Sydney whilst researching something else!Scientists from UNSW, La Trobe University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Sydney, the University of Auckland, the...
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    Australian Capital Territory
    discovery, Research
    Professor Jim Williams (L), Professor Andrei Rode and Associate Professor Jodie Bradby with the electron diffraction pattern of one of their new silicon phases. Photo credit: Stuart Hay, ANU
    Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University College London (UCL) have created two completely new materials by firing lasers into silicon to create micro-explosions.Professor Rode, a laser physicist at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE) explained...
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