Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Insect hotels and why you should build one
A warning has been sounded that insects could disappear within a century. But Macquarie University entomologist Matthew Bulbert says we can all do something to help save them.
Vox pop: What needs to change to get more women into science top jobs?
A chemist, a geologist and a young scientist are among five Macquarie University leaders who we asked what needs to change to get more women into top jobs in science.
Internet download speed rockets to 10 gigabytes per second using 'magic' chip
Schools, hospitals and universities stand to benefit from a Macquarie University invention, which can cut download speeds in a classroom from 40 minutes to 24 seconds.
First accurate 3D map of the Milky Way reveals a warped galaxy
Astronomers from Macquarie University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have revealed for the first time the true shape of the Milky Way.
Wetsuits that hide humans from sharks
A discovery about the eyesight of sharks has led to a real-life application that could save lives.
Cracking the mysteries of a summer lunch favourite
Macquarie scientists helped save oyster farming in NSW, ensuring the survival of an Australian festive food staple. Now, they have turned their attention to returning oysters to the wild.
New pedestrian counters aim to improve walkability in Macquarie Park
Macquarie University and the City of Ryde Council are installing pedestrian-counting sensors throughout Macquarie Park, as part of a project to ease congestion in the growing education, residential, retail and business hub.
Whale experts call for rethink of global shipping routes to stop marine giants becoming ‘roadkill’
In a new report, researchers from Macquarie University are calling for a rethink of global shipping routes, to protect whales and sharks from becoming marine ‘roadkill’.
Macquarie’s STEM superstars named, smashing gender assumptions about scientists
Three Macquarie University academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering have been named in 2018’s list of the superstars of STEM, announced today by Science & Technology Australia (STA).
Australia leads project to revolutionise astronomy
Australian scientists will lead the design phase of a multimillion-dollar project for a new system on one of the world’s most powerful ground-based optical telescopes that will produce images up to three times sharper than the Hubble Space
Australia unprepared for climate change impact on allergies
A rise in dangerous and even fatal asthma and other allergic attacks – as occurred in Melbourne’s deadly 2016 ‘thunderstorm asthma event’ – could be one of Australia’s biggest health challenges from climate change,
Why do whales strand themselves?
Vanessa Pirotta, Macquarie University marine biologist and whale expert, explains.