Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Tall Poppy awards for four outstanding Macquarie researchers
Four Macquarie researchers have been honoured as 2019 NSW Tall Poppies. The Tall Poppy Campaign, now in its 22nd year, was created by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific
When will Australia’s volcanoes erupt?
A Macquarie University volcanologist is calling on authorities to implement an emergency response plan, warning an eruption in the Newer Volcanics Province - an area with over 400 volcanoes - could threaten Melbourne, Sydney and the east of Australia
How do shells form?
PhD student Matthew Kerr, from the Department of Biological Sciences, explains.
The designer mozzies that could eradicate killer diseases
Engineered, designed-in-a-lab mosquitoes could be the key to wiping out a host of tropical diseases.
Invention: a breath test to detect asthma, diabetes and lung cancer
Macquarie scientist Dr Noushin Nasiri is fine-tuning years of research to develop a breathalyser that could potentially detect 22 different diseases.
‘Fitbits’ throw light on secret lives of sharks
Tagging technology is opening up new frontiers for scientists to observe the behaviour of animals.
Stargazers, don't miss this stellar three-day show
If you've ever wanted to see multiple meteor showers, then you're in for a fiery performance after 10pm this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, explains Macquarie University astronomer Dr Tayyaba Zafar.
How the moon landing changed the world
On the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’, four Macquarie University academics reflect on how giant a leap it has turned out to be for humankind.
Bush remedies leading to advances in modern medicine
The potential of Indigenous bush remedies to lead to advances in conventional medicine is being explored in a unique partnership between Macquarie University and the Yaegl people of northern NSW.
The story behind the journey of the black bean tree
A three-year project is exploring the ancient history of how Indigenous Australians moved plants around the continent.
Ocean plastics could be killing oxygen-making bacteria, research finds
Chemicals that leach from plastic pollution could harm ocean bacteria which produces ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe, according to new research from Macquarie University.
Podcast: Security expert on training 21st century cyber soldiers
The cost of cyber crime globally is projected to reach US$2 trillion this year, and a massive shortfall in Australian cyber security workers could leave us vulnerable to attack. Here's how Macquarie University is helping build Australia’s next