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Radiocarbon study provides inisght into soil carbon dynamics and effects of agriculture 28/03/2017

ANSTO has contributed to research that indicated agriculture affects the organic carbon storage in subsoil up to one metre and challenged the concept that subsoil is a stable repository of organic carbon.


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Dark side of the universe highlighted in Distinguished Lecture 27/03/2017

Prof Tamara Davis, an astrophysicist at the University of Queensland who is searching for the elusive ‘dark energy”’ that is accelerating the universe, will deliver a Distinguished Lecture on the most exciting developments in modern astrophysics and discuss her work with the Dark Energy Survey on 12 April at ANSTO.

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First SIKA Research Article 23/03/2017

Prof. Way-Faung Pong, from Tamkang University in Taiwan, along with collaborators from ANSTO and Osaka University in Japan, recently published the first research paper from the cold neutron, triple axis spectrometer, SIKA.

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Significant milestone achieved in the joint project with Monash University to construct noble-gas polariser for MRI 23/03/2017

Progress on joint project with Monash University to construct noble-gas polarisers for MRI imaging. In December 2016, we succeeded in the domestic production of noble-gas-polarising cells called “optical pumping cells”. This is a capability that has not previously been available in Australia.

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How much does the Internet know about you? Find out on the opening night of the 2017 World Science Festival 22/03/2017

Is the Internet infinite? How much does it weigh? What is the science of a selfie? All this and more can be discovered on tomorrow night at Conservatorium Theatre, on the opening night of the World Science Festival.


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Instrument scientist featured in publication for PhD students 20/03/2017

Head of the Cultural Heritage project Floriana Salvemini shared highlights from the time she spent studying for her PhD in a profile for Postgraduate Futures.

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Insights may lead to design and development of superior metallic alloys 18/03/2017

An international research collaboration led by scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has explained a long-standing thermodynamic inconsistency in the formation of a class of metallic glass that may lead to the development of new, better metallic alloys.

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19th ACNS/NDF proposal round closed yesterday 16/03/2017

Our 19th proposal round closed last night, with 218 proposals across 14 cold- and thermal-neutron instruments, and 35 proposals for Chemical- and Bio-Deuteration at the National Deuteration Facility. Excluding existing approved programs and the mail-in system on ECHIDNA, 1214 beam days have been requested.

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Dr Kirrily Rule elected onto Australian Institute of Physics executive committee 12/03/2017

Congratulations to Dr Kirrily Rule who has been elected onto the executive committee of Australia's peak physics body, the Australian Institute of Physics as the new secretary.

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Small-angle neutron scattering helps to understand the process of assembly from hydrogels and the final structures of two diphenylamine peptide systems 10/03/2017

In a recent publication in the open access journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of New South Wales use the SANS instrument QUOKKA to understand the assembly of two diphenylalanine-peptide-based hydrogels into structures, turning their attention to both the process of assembly and the structure of the final gel.

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