News Centre archive - 2017

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Jessica Knight

Don’t let your past define your future: College graduate delivers inspirational speech

The buzzing auditorium fell quiet. Hundreds of proud faces were transfixed towards the stage, as the guest speaker delivered the Occasional Address.

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Power through education: New alliance aims for green and cheap

Western Sydney University has helped form a new alliance to help drive down costs by developing community investment schemes and providing access to innovative technological solutions such as flexible solar panels.

Rendering of a Supermassive Black Hole - Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio astronomy

New technology is now gathering data on objects in our universe faster than astronomers can analyse.

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When girls are in the audience, choir boys sing for attention

Singing in the choir is a selfless pursuit requiring artistry and discipline.Or is it? New research suggests all it takes to elicit surreptitious attention-seeking vocal behaviour among the boys is to place a few teenage girls in the audience.

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Former ambassadors and Japanese defense officials at forum on Asia-Pacific security

As a defiant North Korea fires missiles over Japan, former Australian Ambassadors to South Korea and a senior official in the Japanese Defense Department will discuss the future of the Asia- Pacific region at a special event.

Rendering of a Supermassive Black Hole - Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Transforming our view of the universe

Researchers at Western Sydney University are working to revolutionise the way we study the universe, with a review paper showing how radio astronomy can aid our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve.


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