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Oxygen treatment could save many lives, but a lack of reliable electricity means that small clinics rarely have it. To meet this challenge the FREO2 team is developing a low-cost, electricity-free oxygen concentrator for developing countries. 

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03/09/2014
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Kris and Annice are the first females to accept apprenticeships in the B3 Workshop as part of ANSTO’s 2014 Apprenticeship Program. Applications are now open for the 2015 Apprenticeship Program.  
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03/09/2014
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Degenerative neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease or schizophrenia have devastating impacts on sufferers and their loved ones. 

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01/09/2014
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Dr Tri Phan from Garvan and Dr Steve Lee from ANU have been jointly nominated as finalists for the 2014 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology. They have developed a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens capable of transforming a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope.

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01/09/2014
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As part of the commissioning activities on our PELICAN cold-neutron time-of-flight spectrometer, we have successfully taken and processed our first inelastic neutron scattering data set from a single crystal, in this case the natural mineral azurite.

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29/08/2014
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ANSTO welcomes the Minister’s announcement that Mr James McDowell will be the new Chairman of the ANSTO board and Dr Erica Smyth will be the Deputy Chair and Chair of the ANSTO Risk and Audit Committee. 

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29/08/2014
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Today, we hosted a Town Hall Meeting on the Decadal Plan for Chemistry, which is currently being developed under the auspices of the Australian Academy of Science's National Committee for Chemistry, and to discuss with Prof Paul Mulvaney, of the University of Melbourne, who is leading the effort to develop the Plan.  

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28/08/2014
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This week, ANSTO's KOWARI strain scanner is being used by the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, to understand and control residual stress conditions for manufacturing processes in modern aerospace alloys. 

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27/08/2014
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Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, visits ANSTO to learn about the wonders of nuclear science.

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25/08/2014
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A new database called the Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth (ACRE) aims to put together a full history of our planet’s weather back to 1850.

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25/08/2014
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During the last week, the first peer-reviewed user experiments have been performed on our new KOOKABURRA Ultra-Small-Angle Neutron Scattering instrument, by a team from Monash University, University of Technology Sydney and ANSTO. 

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22/08/2014
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A young scientist who is using the Australian Synchrotron has been awarded a $25,000 L’Oréal For Women in Science Fellowship.

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21/08/2014
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Listen to podcast of Professor Warrick Couch on cosmology, galaxy formation, and the discovery of other worlds, as part of our distinguished lecture series.

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19/08/2014
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The Australian Synchrotron's New User Symposium 2014, aimed at novice users wishing to learn more about how synchrotron, accelerator and neutron based techniques can benefit their research, will be held immediately prior to the User Meeting. 

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19/08/2014
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Have you ever wondered why graphite and diamonds are different when both are made from carbon? Discover the answer and learn more about the science behind it, at events planned across Sydney this month. 

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14/08/2014
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National Science Week (16- 24 August) is an annual event that helps to mark Australia’s celebration of science. To showcase some of the science at ANSTO we will be taking part in a series of special events and activities including rolling out our popular Fact or Fiction shows.

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13/08/2014
organometallics

Collaborative work, on organo-lithium complex polymers, involving Garry McIntyre and Paul Waddell from the Institute, and led by Jacqui Cole's group at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, is featured this week on the cover of Organometallics.

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11/08/2014
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This study by ANSTO’s James Hester and his colleagues is aimed at better understanding these mechanisms, and subsequently developing higher-performing and more capable information technologies.

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09/08/2014
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This year the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes culminates in a gala Award Dinner where 15 awards will be announced in celebration of Australian science. 

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08/08/2014
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Prof Warrick Couch will give a free science talk on cosmology, galaxy formation, and the discovery of other worlds.
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06/08/2014

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