Talks & Performance

Talk

The Science of Sunshine | Niraj Lal

One in seven households in Australia has solar panels on their roof - more than anywhere else in the world. But what's actually going on in the shiny structures...

Talk

How Invasive Ants Dominate Ecosystems | Kirsti Abbott

Kirsti Abbott is an ant ecologist at the University of New England and she loves ants. Her work has taken her to islands in the Pacific including Christmas Island,...

Talk

Your Brain Is A Remote Control | Karen Palmer

Interactive filmmaker Karen Palmer is part of a growing creative movement that seeks to empower game players through radical new approaches to technology and storytelling. To further this endeavour,...

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Ideas

Idea

Can Science Fiction Save The World? Talking Robots with Jordan Nguyen

‘Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become...

Idea

How Can We Change The World via Quantum Physics and Nanotechnology?  

Why does quantum physics make most people’s brain want to explode? Before we begin to consider how nanotechnology might be able to positively impact the world, let’s ensure that those of...

Idea

How Ideas Spread: The Role of Social Networks

As we delve into our first investigation of how ideas spread (see the series intro here), we discover there’s one thing that most researchers seem to agree on...

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Films

Video

Meet The Speakers: Jodi Rowley | TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016

Jodi Rowley's research strives to gain a better understanding the diversity and conservation status of amphibians in Southeast Asia, focusing on one of the most topographically diverse and populous...

Video

Hala Zreiqat in The Studio

Professor Hala Zreiqat, who has developed a material that can mimic the property of bone, which has the potential to revolutionise treatment for bone breakages, talks with Fenella Kernebone...

Video

Cindi Shannon Weikert in The Studio

Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert talks with Fenella Kernebone about her TEDxSydney 2014 talk. Prof Shannon Weickert is dedicated to helping those suffering from schizophrenia. She obtained a BA in...

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