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Explaining university terms
 
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An easy explanation of words you will hear when you start to plan your ANU education experience.
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3MT: three tips to help you prepare a winning presentation
 
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Find out more about the ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition here: http://goo.gl/YbdMBc
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ANU Scientists create a Tractor Beam on water
 
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Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have created a tractor beam on water, providing a radical new technique that could confine oil spills, manipulate floating objects or explain rips at the beach. The team, led by Dr Horst Punzmann, discovered they can control water flow patterns with simple wave generators, enabling them to move floating objects at will. The team also experimented with different shaped plungers to generate different swirling flow patterns. The surprisingly simple technique gives scientists a way of controlling things adrift on water in a way they have never had before, resembling sci-fi tractor beams that draw in objects. Using a ping-pong ball in a wave tank, the group worked out the size and frequency of the waves required to move the ball in whichever direction they want. Advanced particle tracking tools revealed that the waves do not push the ball along.
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3MT: the three most common mistakes
 
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Find out more about the ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition here: http://goo.gl/YbdMBc
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Now you see it
 
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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition for research students to showcase their research. Students have to talk about what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide. The ANU 2014 3MT final was held on Wednesday 17 September, and 11 representatives from the University’s seven Colleges competed. Rosanna Stevens from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences won first prize and the People’s Choice award, and Chit Win from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific was runner-up. Rosanna will now represent ANU at the trans-Tasman final at the University of Western Australia on Monday 3 November.
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Welcome to ANU
 
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ANU 3MT 2016: Joshua Chu Tan
 
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ANU scientists set solar thermal record
 
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Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam that could be used for power stations. The team designed and built a new receiver for the solar concentrator dish at ANU, halving losses and achieving a 97 per cent conversion of sunlight into steam. The breakthrough could lead to the generation of cheaper base-load electricity from renewable energy and help lower carbon emissions which cause global warming.
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Dr Paul Francis on  the 'Greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe'
 
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Where did the universe come from? Why don't comet tails trail behind them? What's the universe made of? Dr Paul Francis of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The Australian National University attempts to shed some light on the greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe. Dr Francis gave a public lecture on this subject on Wednesday 31 March 2010 at ANU which is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n19HIHCpOVE. The talk explores the greatest unsolved problems of modern astrophysics, describe why they are hard, and discuss the efforts being made to solve them. Paul Francis is an astronomer at The Australian National University. He conducts research on comets, quasars, high redshift galaxies, and novel interactive teaching techniques. He grew up in London, studied at Cambridge and has worked with the Steward Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, with the University of Melbourne, and has been based at ANU since 1997.
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The ANU experience
 
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Find out what makes ANU the ideal environment for higher learning.
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Day in the life of a law student
 
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Joyce, a final year Bachelor of Laws student from Malaysia, shares with us a typical day in her life at the ANU College of Law.
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Day in the life of an undergraduate - Jordan
 
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Day in the life of Jordan, an undergraduate at ANU.
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Finding the simple patterns in a complex world
 
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Professor Michael Barnsley has developed a new way to uncover simple patterns that might underlie apparently complex systems, such as clouds, cracks in materials or the movement of the stockmarket. The method, named fractal Fourier analysis, is based on new branch of mathematics called fractal geometry. The method could help scientists better understand the complicated signals that the body gives out, such as nerve impulses or brain waves.
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Nano crystals turn darkness into light
 
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Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-weight night-vision glasses.
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ANU 3MT 2015 Winner: Kiara Bruggeman
 
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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition for research students to showcase their research. Students have to talk about what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide. The ANU 2015 3MT final was held on Wednesday 16 September, and 12 representatives from six of the University’s Colleges competed.
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Farming futures: How Australia's farmers are adapting to change
 
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ANU PhD researcher Charles Massy discusses the many ways in which Australian farmers are adapting and changing practices - from the use of land to changing the amount of chemicals used. This video accompanies a feature in the Spring 2012 edition of ANU Reporter, the quarterly magazine of The Australian National University. To read the article go to: http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=16551 To view an online version of the magazine: http://issuu.com/anureporter/docs/anu_reporter_spring12
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The accelerating Universe: Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt
 
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In 1998 two teams traced back the expansion of the universe over billions of years and discovered that it was accelerating. It was a startling discovery that suggests that more than 70 per cent of the cosmos is contained in a previously unknown form of matter, called Dark Energy. In this video, Brian Schmidt, leader of the High-Redshift Supernova Search Team, describes this discovery and explains how astronomers have used observations to trace our universe's history back more than 13 billion years, leading them to ponder the ultimate fate of the cosmos. Brian's work on the accelerating universe was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Adam Riess and Saul Perlmutter.
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Fulbright Scholarship winner Krista Clews De Castella, ANU
 
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ANU student and Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship 2010 winner Krista Clews De Castella discusses her award and studies. Krista's research explores the way fears and false beliefs lead to negative self-fulfilling prophecies, and student disengagement. The aim of her project is to identify strategies and interventions aimed at breaking the cycle of failure avoidance; ultimately raising achievement, resiliency, and students sense of control over challenges in their lives. Krista is the daughter of 1985 World Champion Triathlete, Gayelene Clews and former Australian of the Year and World Champion marathon runner Robert De Castella. The prestigious Fulbright program is the largest educational scholarship of its kind, created by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright and the U.S. Government in 1946. Aimed at promoting mutual understanding through educational exchange, it operates between the U.S. and 155 countries. Krista is one of 25 talented Australians, and 19 Americans to be recognised as a Fulbright Scholar in 2010. Applications for Fulbright Scholarships in 2011 open on 1 June, visit www.fulbright.com.au
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New diamond harder than ring bling
 
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The Australian National University (ANU) has led an international project to make a diamond that’s predicted to be harder than a jeweller’s diamond and useful for cutting through ultra-solid materials on mining sites.
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Quantum computing a step closer to reality
 
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Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in a new experiment.
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Humanitarianism and the R2P doctrine: A conversation with Professor Gareth Evans
 
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Current humanitarian crises, such as in Syria, pose significant challenges for how the international community can respond. Dr Sverre Molland, the coordinator of the ANU Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD), interviews Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans AC QC regarding the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine (R2P). Professor Evans is the author of The Responsibility to Protect - Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All(http://www.gevans.org/r2pbook.html). More information regarding the Universty's new specialisation in humanitarian action can be found at http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/maapd/humanitarian/
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Day in the life of an undergraduate - Samm
 
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Day in the life of Samm, an undergraduate at ANU.
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Sticky tape the key to ultrathin solar cells
 
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Scientists studying thin layers of phosphorus have found surprising properties that could open the door to ultrathin and ultralight solar cells and LEDs. The team used sticky tape to create single-atom thick layers, termed phosphorene, in the same simple way as the Nobel-prize winning discovery of graphene. Unlike graphene, phosphorene is a semiconductor, like silicon, which is the basis of current electronics technology. “Because phosphorene is so thin and light, it creates possibilities for making lots of interesting devices, such as LEDs or solar cells,” said lead researcher Dr Yuerui (Larry) Lu, from The Australian National University (ANU). “It shows very promising light emission properties.” The team created phosphorene by repeatedly using sticky tape to peel thinner and thinner layers of crystals from the black crystalline form of phosphorus. As well as creating much thinner and lighter semiconductors than silicon, phosphorene has light emission properties that vary widely with the thickness of the layers, which enables much more flexibility for manufacturing. ”This property has never been reported before in any other material,” said Dr Lu, from ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, whose study is published in the Nature serial journal Light: Science and Applications. “By changing the number of layers we can tightly control the band gap, which determines the material’s properties, such as the colour of LED it would make. “You can see quite clearly under the microscope the different colours of the sample, which tells you how many layers are there,” said Dr Lu. Dr Lu’s team found the optical gap for monolayer phosphorene was 1.75 electron volts, corresponding to red light of a wavelength of 700 nanometers. As more layers were added, the optical gap decreased. For instance, for five layers, the optical gap value was 0.8 electron volts, a infrared wavelength of 1550 nanometres. For very thick layers, the value was around 0.3 electron volts, a mid-infrared wavelength of around 3.5 microns. The behaviour of phosphorene in thin layers is superior to silicon, said Dr Lu.
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Bill Gammage discusses 'The Biggest Estate on Earth'
 
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Professor Bill Gammage of ANU Humanities Research Centre discusses his work detailed in his book 'The Biggest Estate on Earth'. This video was recorded at The Australian National University in December 2011.
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Professor Brian Schmidt and Professor Sean Caroll: The bet and Higgs boson
 
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Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt from the ANU School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Harvard roommate Professor Sean Carroll from CALTECH discuss the Higgs boson, Dark Energy and what led Professor Schmidt to lose his second bet with Professor Carroll. Sean Carroll is a physicist at the California Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Harvard University. His research focuses on theoretical physics and cosmology, especially the origin and constituents of the universe. He has contributed to models of interactions between dark matter, dark energy and ordinary matter; alternative theories of gravity; and violations of fundamental symmetries. Professor Carroll is the author of From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity, and the forthcoming The Particle at the End of the Universe. He has appeared on TV shows such as The Colbert Report and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, and frequently serves as a science consultant for film and television.
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Giant Magellan Telescope: exploring the universe
 
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Construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) has moved one step closer after the project passed two major expert reviews over its design and construction. The two reviews now clear the way for the project to proceed towards construction approval. The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the global partners in the project to build the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will have a collection area six times the area of the largest telescopes today. It will provide clear images of planets around other stars and the most distant galaxies in the Universe. "The Giant Magellan Telescope project has been building up to this point over several years," said Director of the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Matthew Colless, who is also Vice Chair of the GMT Board. "It can now proceed to construction, which we hope will begin later this year." The telescope will explore the Universe in the first billion years after the big bang, and probe the mysteries of dark matter, dark energy and black holes. During a week-long review last month, an international panel of experts examined and approved the telescope's design. A subsequent review also examined and approved the cost estimates for the project. The milestone caps off an exciting period for the University, with the recent discovery of the oldest star in the Universe, dating back to the second generation of stars ever formed. "The Giant Magellan Telescope will provide the tools for future generations of ANU astronomers to make equally exciting and important discoveries," said Colless. As part of the GMT project, ANU is also building two key components that will allow the telescope to take images 10 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope. ANU received $88.1 million from the Education Investment Fund to support Australia's involvement in the GMT. The GMT is a consortium between ANU, the Carnegie Institution for Science, Harvard University, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, the Smithsonian Institution, Texas A&M University, the University of Arizona, the University of Chicago, and the University of Texas. The GMT will be built at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile and is due to be operating by 2020.
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Tasmania's swift parrot set to follow the dodo
 
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The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot is facing population collapse and could become extinct within 16 years, new research has found. The researchers have called on the Federal Government to list the birds as critically endangered. "Swift parrots are in far worse trouble than anybody previously thought," said leader of the study, Professor Robert Heinsohn, from The Australian National University (ANU). "Everyone, including foresters, environmentalists and members of the public will be severely affected if they go extinct," said Professor Heinsohn from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society. Swift parrots are major pollinators of blue and black gum trees which are crucial to the forestry industry, which controversially continues to log swift parrot habitat. The five-year study discovered that swift parrots move between different areas of Tasmania each year to breed, depending on where food is available. The new data was combined with a previous study that showed that swift parrots are preyed on heavily by sugar gliders, especially in deforested areas. The research predicted that the population of the birds will halve every four years, with a possible decline of 94.7 per cent over 16 years. A moratorium on logging in swift parrot habitat is needed until new plans for their protection can be drawn up, said co-researcher, Dr Dejan Stojanovic, also from ANU Fenner School. "Current approaches to swift parrot management look rather inadequate," he said. "Our models are a wake-up call. Actions to preserve their forest habitat cannot wait." The research has been published in the latest edition of Biological Conservation.
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Is a bad job better than no job at all?
 
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Dr Liana Leach from the Centre for Mental Health Research at The Australian National University discusses employment satisfaction and its effect on mental health. The research found that employment isn't always linked to better mental health. In fact, people who moved from unemployment into poor quality jobs were much more likely to be depressed than those who were still unemployed. The researchers' work is published BMC Public Health and is released as part of Mental Health Week. Research generally shows that people who are employed have better mental health than those who are unemployed. The findings from this research indicate that things may not be that simple and that employers may need to be more aware of the roles they ask staff to perform.
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ANU 3MT 2015: Noushin Nasiri
 
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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition for research students to showcase their research. Students have to talk about what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide. The ANU 2015 3MT final was held on Wednesday 16 September, and 12 representatives from six of the University’s Colleges competed.
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ANU Orientation Week 2013
 
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Students share their love for O-Week and explain why all students and newcomers to ANU should attend Market Day.
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Learning Arabic at ANU - Online or On-Campus
 
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The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University offers online and on-campus Arabic Language Courses. The Arabic Program includes a full language major and minor and additional Current Affairs, Literature, Linguistics, and Essay Writing Arabic courses. For more information about the program, go to: http://cais.anu.edu.au/programs/arabic_program Our new and innovative Introductory Online course is designed for students who wish to learn Arabic from anywhere in Australia and around the world and gain credit at their home university. It provides students with a versatile foundation in spoken and written Arabic and requires no prior knowledge or experience of the language. To enrol and for more information about Online Arabic courses, go to: http://cais.anu.edu.au/story/arabic -online-first-semester-2015
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ANU Science on Location: Warramunga Seismic Station
 
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The Warramunga Seismic and Infrasound Research Station is located approximately 50km south of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. Here, where the earth is quiet, researchers detect movement from nuclear blasts and earthquakes. Data from the station is fed in real-time back to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna. In this video, hear about the ANU researchers and staff who maintain the site. ANU Science On Location tells the stories of ANU researchers who have conducted long-term research in diverse locations across Australia. For more stories like this, visit : science.anu.edu.au/anu-science-location
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Scientists find ancient mountains that fed early life
 
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Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago. The mountain range was similar in scale to the Himalayas and spanned at least 2,500 kilometres of modern west Africa and northeast Brazil, which at that time were part of the supercontinent Gondwana. “Just like the Himalayas, this range was eroded intensely because it was so huge. As the sediments washed into the oceans they provided the perfect nutrients for life to flourish,” said Professor Daniela Rubatto of the Research School of Earth Sciences at The Australian National University (ANU). “Scientists have speculated that such a large mountain range must have been feeding the oceans because of the way life thrived and ocean chemistry changed at this time, and finally we have found it.” The discovery is earliest evidence of Himalayan-scale mountains on Earth. “Although the mountains have long since washed away, rocks from their roots told the story of the ancient mountain range’s grandeur,” said co-researcher Professor Joerg Hermann. “The range was formed by two continents colliding. During this collision, rocks from the crust were pushed around 100 kilometres deep into the mantle, where the high temperatures and pressures formed new minerals.” As the mountains eroded, the roots came back up to the surface, to be collected in Togo, Mali and northeast Brazil, by Brazilian co-researcher Carlos Ganade de Araujo, from the University of Sao Paolo. Dr Ganade de Araujo recognised the samples were unique and brought the rocks to ANU where, using world-leading equipment, the research team accurately identified that the rocks were of similar age, and had been formed at similar, great depths. The research team involved specialists from a range of different areas of Earth Science sharing their knowledge, said Professor Rubatto. “With everyone cooperating to study tiny crystals, we have managed to discover a huge mountain range,” she said. The research is published in Nature Communications.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Science, CubeSats and alien life
 
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In this conversation recorded at the Australian National University on 23 August 2015 Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt and Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson discuss the importance of science, the democratisation of space and the possibility of alien life.
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Flexible double degrees
 
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Watch this video about the flexible double degrees that ANU offers. A flexible double degree allows students to combine two Bachelor degrees of their choice. Students can build their own combination to suit both a career path and a personal passion. Degree combinations are available in three groups: Arts, business, social sciences & science group Engineering & advanced computing group Law group
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Dr Anna Von Reibnitz – Transmitting the passion through authentic learning
 
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Dr Von Reibnitz’s passionate and engaged teaching style can be summarised by one of the words most frequently used in her evaluations – ‘students.’ Her student-centred teaching methods focus on engaging with students of all abilities, language backgrounds and culture to encourage deep understanding, a passion for the subject, and a love of learning. Her innovative teaching methods emphasise active engagement and authentic learning, to equip students for life in the world of Finance. Music: Cute - Bensound.com
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GRACE Follow On Project: Optical-Phased Array explained
 
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Emmanuel Malikides is an Honours student and David Bowman is a postdoctoral researcher from the Centre for Gravitational Physics at The Australian National University. In this video they explain a newly developed component for future space-based laser interferometry missions: a beam steering device called an the optical-phased array. In order to get the strongest gravitational signal from the Earth the GRACE satellites will travel in a low orbit where they will be continuously buffeted by the thin atmosphere. This means the lasers from each spacecraft must be rapidly adjusted to point at the other spacecraft. An optical-phased array would allow the lasers to be continuously re-aimed without any moving parts.
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The evolution of environmental regulation
 
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How has environmental regulation changed to respond to increasingly complicated environmental problems? In this video RegNet scholar Neil Gunningham traces the journey from 1970s environmental command and control regulation to collaborative environmental governance strategies used today.
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Learning Persian at ANU - Online and on-campus
 
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Australia's only Persian faculty at The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University invites and welcomes you to learn the beautiful Persian language online as well as on-campus in 2014. From mid-February 2014, students can study Persian online as well as through the University's full on-campus Persian course offerings which include a full language major and minor and various courses on the politics, history and culture of Iran and the Persian world. Our new introductory online course is designed for students and non-students to learn Persian flexibly from anywhere in Australia and around the world -- and gain credit at their home university, at ANU, or as a complement to employment. Studying Introductory Persian online or on-campus at ANU provides students with a versatile foundation in spoken and written Persian and requires no prior knowledge or experience with the language to begin learning now. To enrol and for more information about the course go to: http://cais.anu.edu.au/programs/persianonline
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Droplet lens technology opens microscopy to the masses
 
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An Australian National University scientist has discovered a simple, cheap way of turning a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope, opening the door to a revolution in science and medicine in developing countries. The transformation is made by attaching a tiny lens made of a clear pliable polymer onto the camera lens of a phone, explains inventor Dr Steve Lee, from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. "We make it by putting a droplet of PDMS onto a microscope cover slip and then inverting it. Gravity pulls it into the perfect curvature." "It costs less than a cent, and it's a very reliable fabrication process," Dr Lee says. "The polymer, is the same as that used for contact lenses, it won't break or scratch. It would be perfect for the third world, all you need is a cover slip, some polymer and an oven." Dr Lee has also designed a tiny microscope frame for the lens to fit into, which can be 3D printed. The technology taps into the current citizen science revolution, which is rapidly transforming owners of smart phones into potential scientists. There are also exciting possibilities for remote medical diagnosis. "Already there is interest from a German group with an application to tele-dermatology," says Dr Lee. "There are also possibilities for farmers, they can photograph fungus or insects on their crops, upload the pictures to the internet where a specialist can identify if they are a problem or not." The first droplet lens was made by accident, says Dr Lee. "I nearly threw them away. I happened to mention them to a friend of mine who is a doctor, and he got very excited," Dr Lee says. "So then I decided to try to find the optimum shape, to see how far I could go. When I saw the first image I was like, 'Wow!'" The droplets lenses are able to create a resolution of 3 micrometres with a 5 MP camera? They are made by adding successive tiny amounts of fluid to an initial droplet. "The uniformity of gravity balancing with surface tension makes the droplet the perfect shape," says Dr Lee. "The interplay between the forces at such a fine level is quite beautiful."
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The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe: Giant Black Holes (Quasars)
 
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Dr Paul Francis sheds some light on some of life's big questions in this web series - The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe. In this third episode, he looks at the mysteries of Giant Black Holes. Each episode in this series explores a mystery in-depth, in an accessible and light-hearted way. Dr Francis will also be delving into some of the comments left on his previous video to answer some viewers' mysteries. If you have a universal mystery you'd like Paul to have a look at, leave it as a comment on this video. He'll be picking a few to look at throughout the series. The series builds on his video from 2010, The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe. Dr Paul Francis is an award-winning astrophysics researcher and lecturer at The Australian National University. His research focuses on comets, galaxy formation and novel teaching methods.
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Primary health care services in remote communities
 
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Very high rates of chronic disease and their related complications are evident in rural and remote communities in Australia, particularly in Indigenous communities. To meet these needs many different models of primary health care have been developed, but it is not known how well these models of care translate to health improvement. This research project, funded by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute seeks to understand what primary health care organisational approaches, systems, processes and skills contribute to good health outcomes. Although this research project is still underway, early impacts are demonstrated in this clip.
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Day in the life of an undergraduate - Chip
 
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Day in the life of Chip, an Engineering Honours student at ANU.
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PhB Program - Student Retreat at Kioloa
 
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First year students of the 2013 Science PhB Program share their thoughts on their retreat at the ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus. Visit the PhB website to find out more about the program:- http://cmbe-cpms.anu.edu.au/study/programs/PhB
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Resolving crisis in the Middle East: an Iranian perspective
 
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Iran is playing an increasingly important role in combating terrorism and working for peace and security in the Middle East. In his only public address in Canberra, Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, discusses Iran's foreign policy and its role in combating terrorist groups, such as 'Islamic State' and DAESH. Dr Zarif also addressed the key issues affecting the region, including the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
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Dealing with Threats in Tumultuous Times: General Jim Mattis
 
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In this talk, General Mattis, former commander of US Central Command discusses the changing security environment. Drawing on his expertise at the highest levels of the US military and advising the US government, General Mattis will discuss the major threats he sees, and the way they might be approached. Widely regarded as one of the keenest intellects and original thinkers in the US military, this talk will offer a fascinating insight into how the United States is thinking about international security and cooperation. Speaker General Jim Mattis, an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert on national security issues, especially strategy, innovation, the effective use of military force, and the Middle East. Before coming to Hoover, General Mattis was the commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM). While commanding CENTCOM from 2010 to 2013, he was responsible for military operations involving more than 200,000 US, Australian and seventeen other nations' military and civilian personnel in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Middle East and south-central Asia.
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Transforming the science of language
 
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Language is central to human existence and to the transmission of knowledge, yet different societies have evolved strikingly different languages to serve the same basic communicative needs. The interdisciplinary team assembled by our Centre aims to transform the understanding of language, drawing on the unparalleled linguistic diversity of the Asia-Pacific region to build models of language structure, learning, use and evolution that treat language and languages as perpetually dynamic systems pervaded by variation at all levels. Our centre will secure fragile language heritage, develop new language technologies, connect policy with indigenous and migrant communities, and build strategies to help 1st and 2nd language learning and those isolated by language difficulties.
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Thailand in Crisis - 2 - Des Ball & Marcus Mietzner (แปลเป็นภาษาไทย)
 
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Who murdered rebel general Seh Daeng? What was the role of the Tahan Phran in the protests? Who are 'the Ronin'? And why has Thailand found the transition to peaceful democracy so much harder than Indonesia? Des Ball and Marcus Mietzner talk military and security matters with host Nicholas Farrelly in the second Thailand in Crisis vodcast from The Australian National University. Thailand in Crisis is a series of six vod and podcasts from the College of Asia and the Pacific at ANU. They are released each Friday. The Thailand in Crisis welcome your comments and questions here, or you can join in the conversation at the New Mandala website: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala
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