In celebration of Science Week, we take a look at some of The Lighthouse’s biggest stories in STEM that have been hitting the news recently.
Ancient stars break the rules of how suns are made
Associate Professor Daniel Zucker from the Department of Physics and Astronomy is part of a team that has found something very unusual. The discovery of a star cluster that shouldn’t exist raises intriguing new questions about how our galaxy formed.
Please explain: why are we sending missions to Mars?
Associate Professor Craig O’Neill from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences explains why we’re sending missions to the red planet, with a simple four-letter word answer.
Humpbacks are making a comeback
Dr Vanessa Pirotta from the Department of Biological Sciences discusses how one of Australia’s longest running volunteer science projects has uncovered a remarkable good news story about humpback whales.
Smart UV sensor a world first to alert users to over-exposure
Dr Noushin Nasiri from the School of Engineering discusses the tiny wearable device created in the University’s Nanotechnology Laboratory, which could help millions avoid skin cancer.