A ‘trapdoor’ filtering method that admits large molecules and excludes small ones could significantly reduce the cost of separating and storing carbon dioxide.

There’s gold in them thar termite mounds! Termites can bring up buried gold, making their mounds a potentially valuable indicator of the presence of subterranean gold deposits.

An Australian-led research team has obtained the world’s first 3D pictures of insulin binding to cell surfaces. The work will enable development of improved forms of insulin for treating diabetes.

A new discovery by some of Australia’s best medical researchers could lead to more effective treatments for some types of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Check out these recent examples of how Australian Synchrotron research staff contribute to international scientific achievements.

Who says scientists have no culture?

The winner of the September 2012 – January 2013 photo competition is‘Australian Synchrotron active even at midnight’, taken by synchrotron user Takehisa Matsumoto from RIKEN.

Submissions for round 2013/2 (May-September 2013) closed on 13 February 2013. The next round will open on 8 May 2013.

The last few weeks have seen some big announcements about the future of the synchrotron. We have a new Board Chair and a new operator to guide us through the next stage of our operations.

The synchrotron’s new Board Chair is Emeritus Professor Richard Larkins, a distinguished medical researcher and administrator.