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Understanding consciousness in the human brain

An interdisciplinary project aims to unlock one of the world's greatest mysteries, and potentially advance our understanding of machine learning.

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Ultra-low energy devices at the flick of a switch

Researchers at Monash University are one step closer to providing a global solution to minimising the energy wasted by modern telecommunications and computing – simply by the flick of a switch.

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
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The art of gongfu: the master, the student and the way of the Five Ancestors Fist

Monash lecturer Chris Murray's dedication to an ancient art had benefits far beyond improving his martial arts skills.

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Measuring gravitational waves could reveal thousands of black holes

The background hum of space could reveal hidden black holes

Monash University scientists have developed a new technique expected to reveal thousands of previously hidden black holes.

Science

Girls at single-sex schools up to 85% more likely to take advanced STEM subjects than co-ed girls

New research has found that girls in single-sex schools are more likely to study chemistry, intermediate mathematics, advanced mathematics and physics in their senior years.

Learning & teaching
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Electronically-smooth ‘3D graphene’: a bright future for trisodium bismuthide

Researchers have found that the topological material trisodium bismuthide (Na3Bi) can be manufactured to be as ‘electronically smooth’ as the highest-quality graphene-based alternative, while maintaining graphene’s

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Physics breakthrough a game changer for global healthcare with potential to reduce radiation from x-rays

An international study led by a Monash physicist could pave the way for radically reducing medical radiation dose from x-rays and CT scans.

Science
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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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