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  1. Podcast17 November 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The art of physics

    We peak inside the Ed Muirhead Physics Museum at the University of Melbourne to discover the wondrous objects that paved the way in modern medicine and physics.

  2. Podcast18 September 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  3. 9 September 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 8 August 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  5. 23 July 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  6. 27 April 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  7. 24 March 2017 - Science Matters

    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

  8. 15 February 2017 - Science Matters

    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

  9. 21 December 2016 - Science Matters

    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.

  10. 25 October 2016 - Science Matters

    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