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News • 29 Jun 2022

MGA Thermal showcases pathway to reliable renewable energy as it reaches 20GWh of global storage interest

MGA Thermal Media Release: Breakthrough Australian-invented storage technology will enable reliable, long-term energy storage across solar, wind, hydrogen and retrofitted thermal power plants

News • 10 Jun 2022

Bull shark ‘baby food’ under extreme threat

Ecologists have uncovered the key nutrients baby bull sharks rely on to grow and survive; alarmingly, it’s derived from an ecosystem which is under extreme threat from climate change – saltmarsh.

News • 9 Jun 2022

Industry breakfast inspiring regional innovation

The University of Newcastle is inviting business and industry representatives to explore powerful new pathways to innovation at their inaugural Industry PhD Breakfast event.

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News • 3 Jun 2022

From commitment to action: The journey to a low emissions future

A tale of two cities showcase event focuses on clean energy potential of the Illawarra and Hunter

Startup Stories Wink Reports

News • 1 Jun 2022

Giving business owners control to work ON their business rather than IN it.

Johann Du Toit has always loved computers. Trained as an electronic engineer his career has taken him around the globe. After many lessons learned through developing software for other companies, he founded his own - Wink Reports - a startup that builds easy-to-use software to uncomplicate the most complicated business reports.

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News • 27 May 2022

Scientists and students onboard to map East coast tsunami risk

A team of marine scientists and university students are onboard to investigate the causes and consequences of the submarine landslides and deep-marine canyons along Australia's eastern edge during a five-week voyage on CSIRO research vessel (RV) Investigator. The collaborative research project includes students, volunteers and researchers from the University of Newcastle and the University of Sydney.

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News • 17 May 2022

New mountainfrog species identified in Southeast Queensland

Ecologists from the Department of Environment and Science (DES) and researchers from the University of Newcastle, Southern Cross University, CSIRO and the South Australian Museum have uncovered a new species of mountainfrog; Philoriaknowlesi, in Queensland’s south-east, and are now working to protect its habitat.


News • 16 May 2022

CEO shares how empowering women leaders has led to an inspiring startup

Kasia Gospos has been named one of Australia’s Most Inspirational Women Online and been recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the Stevie Awards.

News • 11 May 2022

University of Newcastle welcomes $50M to trailblaze in recycling and clean energy

The University of Newcastle has welcomed today’s Federal Government announcement of $50 million in funding to produce clean energy and recycling innovations through the creation of the Australian Trailblazer Recycling and Clean Energy (ATRaCE) Program.

News • 9 May 2022

Oceanex Energy Scholarship empowers student-led renewable energy research

A new scholarship delivered by Oceanex Energy will support University of Newcastle research into renewable energy options, and offshore wind farming specifically.

Mapping 01: Canal, Tower, Fragments Digital print on 220gsm mixed media paper, with graphite and charcoal

News • 13 Apr 2022

First mathematical software recognised as Non-Traditional Research Output

Researchers from the School of Information and Physical Sciences impressed the University’s Non-Traditional Research Output (NTRO) Committee recently with an innovative software package for analysing mathematical structures. This is the University’s first software output and has been confirmed by the Committee as being recognised internationally.

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News • 13 Apr 2022

New model could help save koalas at a fraction of the price

Integrating frozen koala sperm into captive management programs is a crucial step to help save the endangered Australian species – a first-of-its-kind model reveals.


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