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Earth to Mars: Monash team takes on world's best in rover challenge

Monash University's Nova Rover team will take on the world's best as the only Australian team at the 2019 University Rover Challenge in Utah, USA.

Engineering & technology

Ocean and wind changes cause Antarctic sea ice drop to record low

Warmer ocean temperatures and unusual wind patterns have contributed to a record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica, Monash research has found.

Science

Climate scientists shed new light on what causes intensified warming

New international research involving Monash University shows intensified surface warming in Canada, Siberia, Alaska and in the Arctic Ocean relative to global mean temperature rise.

Science

Mining engineering graduates in short supply

Despite the shrinking pool of mining engineering graduates, the industry is crying out for new talent.

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Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules

A scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia’s prehistoric ecosystem, and could pave the way to recovering more preserved palaeobiological artefacts from the time of dinosaurs or prehistoric mammals.

Science

Early global greenhouse event gave rise to fire-adapted trees

Conifers that were living at the South Pole show an extreme adaptation to forest fires. Until now, the origin of this ability has been unknown from the fossil record.

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Global warming predicted to trigger more frequent and intense thunderstorms in the tropics

A new analysis of climate-change predictions suggests that the frequency of severe thunderstorms is likely to increase in tropical and sub-tropical regions as the planet warms.

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Monash researchers usher in new era of astronomy with the first detection of colliding neutron stars

A team of researchers at Monash University has taken part in the detection of gravitational waves from a pair of merging neutron stars. The result is likely to be remembered as one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the 21st

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The common and simple liverwort provides new insights into plant evolution

For most people, the simple liverwort, a moss-like shrub, is a common garden pest. But for Professor John Bowman from the Monash School of Biological Sciences, the liverwort could hold the key to how plants evolved.

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