Improving cost of particle beam therapy

A recent IAEA study has found that the high costs of establishing an advanced cancer treatment currently not available in Australia can be controlled through innovation.

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

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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

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

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Insights may lead to design and development of superior metallic alloys

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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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Detached retina of laboratory animal “glued” with new hydrogel

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Nuclear techniques have been used to validate the structure of a new hydrogel, developed by a group of Japanese researchers, with potential to treat various eye disorders.



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ANSTO data and expertise used in major report on Australian environment

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ANSTO environmental researchers and Centre for Accelerator Science staff contributed to the Australia State of the Environment (SoE) 2016 report that was released this month and welcomed its publication.

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First SIKA Research Article

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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

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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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