Honey I shrunk the particles!
The University of Melbourne's Matt Faria needed an accessible way to test nanoparticle crystal formation in zero-gravity. So he skydived in the name of science.
Life’s a drag, unless you live in a bubble
An international team led by the University of Melbourne has shown objects can sink in water with close to zero drag, proving an 18th century physics theory.
Spinning diamonds for quantum precision
University of Melbourne physicists have discovered a way to protect highly sensitive quantum sensors from external magnetic fields by spinning diamonds.
Photon teleportation: Less ‘beam me up’, more 007
China's recent 'teleportation' of a photon between Earth and a satellite may have applications in quantum computing, says a University of Melbourne physicist.
Seeing the electricity inside graphene for the first time
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are the first in the world to image how electrons move in graphene, giving us an insight into its future use.
The physics that stops a bullet also makes your car more fuel efficient
Knowing the physics of resistance helps engineers design faster cars and bikes, and explains why Todd Sampson survives being shot underwater in Life on the Line
Supermassive black hole controls star birth
A supermassive black hole 5.7 billion light years away is producing hundreds of stars every year by apparently regulating bursts of hot gases
To infinity and beyond
The past 18 months has seen incredible developments in our understanding of the universe. Here Pursuit revisits five of the biggest and previews what to expect.
A big discovery in a tiny package
Researchers have developed a way to radically miniaturise a MRI machine, using atomic-scale quantum computer technology, with potential for new drug treatments
A once-in-a-lifestime opportunity to visit Antarctica allowed two University of Melbourne PhD students to create classic physics experiements