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To celebrate Aussie science, Swinburne University of Technology has put together a list of some of the most significant discoveries made by their researchers in the past five years.
Swinburne researchers led by Matthew Bailes discovered a radio pulsar, PSR J1719-1438, the 'diamond planet'. So called because of its density's likeness to diamond, it is thought the diamond planet is all that remains of a once massive star.
Min Gu and his research team have developed new technology that allows for up to one petabyte of data - the equivalent of 10.6 years worth of compressed high-definition video - to be stored on a single disc.
Swinburne scientists found a way to image nanoscale structures in high resolution using an extreme UV laser system that fits on a table.
Swinburne researchers have shown the capacity of a technique using graphene oxide and complex laser physics to create a pop-up floating display without the need for 3D glasses.
Using CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope, PhD candidate Emily Petroff saw a ' fast radio burst' - a short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source - happening live.
Researchers at Swinburne's Centre for Micro-Photonics successfully synthesised one-dimensional graphenised carbon nanofibre to demonstrate an efficiency boost of 3.8 percent in silicon-based solar cells.
Researchers have found encrypted messages can be shared by many while keeping messages secure.