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Dr Agustin Schiffrin and his team at the Monash School of Physics and Astronomy.

Putting artificial intelligence to work in the lab

An Australian-German collaboration has demonstrated fully-autonomous Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) operation, applying artificial intelligence and deep learning to remove the need for constant human supervision.

Physics and Astronomy 19 March 2020

Monash researchers develop new technique to combat toxic PFAS contamination

Contamination from PFASs is a threat to the environment

Contamination from per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has become an increasing environmental concern.

Chemistry 10 March 2020

New study reveals possible formation of massive neutron stars from stellar collision

17th August 2017: a date marked down in the history books—the day the LIGO/Virgo collaboration made the first detection of gravitational waves from the death spiral of two neutron stars. Just 1.7 seconds later, astronomers observed a short burst of high-energy gamma rays known as a gamma-ray burst (GRB).

Physics and Astronomy 3 March 2020

Global warming disrupts animal development, study finds

Future global warming could have major implications for animal population numbers with higher temperatures already affecting embryo development, scientists have warned.

Biology 3 March 2020

Microalgae, and future food for thought

They’re responsible for more than 75 per cent of the Earth’s oxygen supply, but often get no credit for it.

Science 28 February 2020
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