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Trapping atoms, not space ships, with tractor beams

Dr Philip Light with the atomic chamber in which the atomic tractor beams were created

Physics researchers have delved into the realm of Star Wars and created a powerful tractor beam.

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Alcohol brewed from trees and other fermented drinks in Indigenous history

A sample of the Eucalyptus giunnii plant

There’s evidence that Australian Aboriginal people have a long history of using fermentation to make beverages.

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When Thailand and Australia were closer neighbours, tectonically speaking

Main image: The beaches of Koh Phangan are set within rocky crags made of granites, the type of rocks studied to piece Thailand to Australia. Romana Dew, Author provided.

New geology research uncovers the deep links between Australia and Thailand.

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New technique a breakthrough in human genome reconstruction

New technique a breakthrough in human genome reconstruction

Scientists have developed a new technique that will aid in a more accurate reconstruction of human genomes.

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More than just a sparkling gem: what you didn’t know about diamonds

Diamond image

They’re made of carbon – but there’s something almost supernatural about diamonds.

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Why we're watching the giant Australian cuttlefish

Juvenile giant Australian cuttlefish developing under rocks in the waters of South Australia. Fred Bavendam, Author provided

We're spying on hundreds, even thousands of tentacled organisms with their unusual distinctive W-shaped eye pupils, and pulsating colours.

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Plant fossils show the Snowy Mountains were once a lush rainforest

Lilly Pilly or Syzygium smithii growing in forest at Nymboida National Park

Lilly Pilly fossils found in old gold mines of the Snowy Mountains, prove the region was once a lush rainforest without snow.

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Tiny Research wins Tall Awards

2018 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award winners

They’re working on a small scale to make a big impact in their respective fields. Meet Dr Ben Sparkes and Dr Cameron Shearer.

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Open day showcases science careers and ground breaking research within IPAS

Ipas Open Day image

Re-live the first #IPASOpenDay, attended by the general public, university stakeholders, STEM students and industry partners.

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When did Aboriginal people first arrive in Australia?

Map of the original colonisation of Australia

Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their ancestors and traditional learnings tell them of this history, and their precise place within it.

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