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Best hope yet for aluminium-ion batteries

“UNSW Sydney’s Dr Dong Jun Kim has led a team of researchers to show rechargeable aluminium-ion batteries are a possibility with a future in renewable energy storage. Aluminium-ion batteries are a step closer to becoming a reality after a …

Quantum computing at scale: Australian scientists achieve compact, sensitive qubit readout

“A group led by Australian of the Year, Professor Michelle Simmons, has overcome another critical technical hurdle for building a silicon-based quantum computer. Professor Michelle Simmons’ team at UNSW Sydney has demonstrated a compact sensor for accessing information stored in …

Liquid metal discovery to make toxic water safe and drinkable

“An innovation in liquid metal chemistry could help one tenth of the planet’s population get access to clean drinking water at very low cost following breakthrough research from UNSW Sydney and RMIT. UNSW and RMIT researchers have discovered a …

UNSW Canberra research sheds new light on silicon nanoparticles

“New work on silicon nanoparticles – including a world-first – could be the next step forward for technologies such as optical circuits and security barcodes. New work by UNSW Canberra researchers on silicon nanoparticles could be the next step forward for technologies …

Seeing is believing - precision atom qubits achieve major milestone

“The unique Australian approach of creating quantum bits from precisely positioned individual atoms in silicon is reaping major rewards, with two of these atom qubits made to “talk” to each other for the first time. The unique Australian approach of …

Social robot developed at UNSW set to revolutionise workplace experience

“UNSW’s Creative Robotics Lab and the Fuji Xerox Research Technology Group have developed a social robot designed to promote creativity and collaboration in the workplace. Social robot developed at UNSW set to revolutionise workplace experience Twitter Facebook LinkedIn 08 …

Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled

“A reimagining of today’s computer chips by UNSW engineers shows how a quantum computer can be manufactured – using mostly standard silicon technology. A reimagining of today’s computer chips by Australian and Dutch engineers shows how a quantum computer …

Laser-boron fusion now ‘leading contender’ for energy

“A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, says a UNSW physicist. A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need …

Flip-flop qubits: radical new quantum computing design invented

“UNSW engineers have invented a radical new architecture for quantum computing, based on novel ‘flip-flop qubits’, that promises to make the large-scale manufacture of quantum chips dramatically easier. Engineers at Australia’s University of New South Wales have invented a …

Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved

“UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces and temples …

New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper

“UNSW chemists have invented a new, cheap catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current to efficiently produce clean hydrogen fuel. The technology is based on the creation of ultrathin slices of porous metal-organic complex materials coated onto a foam …

Milestone in solar cell efficiency by UNSW engineers

“A new solar cell configuration developed by engineers at the University of New South Wales has pushed sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency to 34.5% – establishing a new world record for unfocused sunlight and nudging closer to the theoretical limits for such …

Researchers design architecture for a quantum computer in silicon

“Researchers at UNSW and the University of Melbourne have designed a 3D silicon chip architecture based on single atom quantum bits, providing a blueprint to build a large-scale quantum computer. Australian scientists have designed a 3D silicon chip architecture based …