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Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a way to radically miniaturise a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine using atomic-scale quantum computer technology.

Fermilab, the USA’s major high energy physics laboratory, CoEPP, Australia’s primary centre for particle physics research and the University of Melbourne have forged a new research partnership.

Scientists can now identify the exact location of a single atom in a silicon crystal, a discovery that is key to greater accuracy in the operation of tomorrow's silicon-based quantum computers.

Albert Einstein has been finally proven right 100 years after predicting the existence of gravitational waves, thanks to the international LIGO experiment. Speaking with Sky News' Aaron Young on Friday, 12 February, astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack says it will set off an avalanche of scientific discoveries in the years to come.

The Stawell Underground Physics laboratory (SUPL) received a major funding boost with the announcement of $1.75 million from the National Stronger Regions Fund.

A new X-ray laboratory at the University of Melbourne houses the most powerful X-ray machine in Australia.

Two University of Melbourne researchers have been named Australian Laureate Fellowship Recipients for 2013 by the Australian Research Council.(ARC)

As the Ashes series gets underway next week, a pair of brothers from Australia have been exploring the physics behind the spin of a cricket ball.

By implanting a single atom into a silicon chip, an Australian research team has created the first quantum bit - the unit of data for the quantum computer - a major step towards ultra-powerful quantum computing.

The start of the Universe should be modeled not as a Big Bang but more like water freezing into ice, according to a team of theoretical physicists at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University.