Our Stories

Our Stories

New antenna system enables 24/7 connectivity to space
Engineers from Macquarie University have developed a new antenna system which will enable scientific data to be downloaded from spacecrafts to earth 24 hours a day.
New Artificial Intelligence can predict personality
In the near future, when you apply for a job or join a new team at work, a machine, rather than a human, may assess your personality traits to see if you are suitable.
Diamonds, volcanoes and a rock star: what a new map of the Earth's interior will reveal
We know surprisingly little about the ground beneath our feet. Now a Macquarie University geologist has created a new way of mapping the Earth’s interior that could find diamonds, as well as predict earthquakes and volcanic eruption risk
How finding the fine print could slash your grocery bills
Supermarkets are legally required to provide unit prices for their products, but they aren’t obliged to make them easy for consumers to see. Now a new study has found Australian shoppers - even bargain hunters - pay little attention to unit
Working from home is more productive, but bosses don't like it
The technology is available but your boss is the main barrier to more people working from anywhere, economists say.
Election fatigue and what to do about it
With the federal election three days away, many voters may be experiencing election fatigue; a sense of apathy or disengagement with the looming poll and voting process, warns Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr Robert Sinnerbrink.
New Dementia Centre offers hope in fight against our second biggest killer disease
The new Macquarie University Dementia Research Centre brings together a team of leading scientists from Australia and overseas who will work together to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and develop better diagnostic tools and treatments.
Talent show judges favour contestants who perform last: study
Australian Eurovision contender Kate Miller-Heidke better hope she goes on last in this weekend's final -  contestants who perform last may stand the best chance of winning, new research suggests.
Climate wars: what you need to know before you vote on Saturday
Carbon pricing expert Stefan Trueck, Professor of Business Analytics at the Macquarie Business School, sits down for a Q&A on the differences between the major parties’ climate policies.
The scourge of pressure injuries among Australians in aged care
Macquarie University research has shown a high incidence of the excruciatingly painful yet preventable condition.
How blockchain could change the way you buy your next house
Slashing the cost of real estate conveyancing is just one of the ways blockchain technology will transform commerce and affect our daily lives. Professor Tom Smith, Head of Macquarie’s Department of Applied Finance, explains.
Can numbers be trusted? How annual reports could look in the future
New technology may soon replace questionnaires to delve deeper into our subconscious reactions to financial information, which could revolutionise the way annual reports are designed.