Try this at home! Drowning a mobile phone to learn about wireless signals

CPAS Visiting Fellow John Rayner showcases a fun, hands-on experiment for learning signals physics in a new paper for The Physics Teacher.

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Science on Twitter: Student collaboration leads to research publication

Merryn McKinnon and CPAS postgrads publish a paper in the Journal of Science Communication about science on Twitter during recent federal elections.

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Adam Huttner-Koros and Sean Perera: How Anglophone science culture hinders science communication

CPAS researchers investigate the impact on scientists of English language dominance in a new article in the Journal of Science Communication.

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Merryn McKinnon and Judith Vos: Crossing a Threshold

Merryn McKinnon and former student Judith Vos have published a chapter in a new book exploring the links between science education and science communication.

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CPAS PhD Graduate Elizabeth Tynan launches book "Atomic Thunder" based on thesis

Described as "compulsive reading", the book was launched at CPAS Wednesday 28th of September 2016.

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Was 18th century philosopher and revolutionary Condorcet a sci com precursor?

Lindy Orthia finds parallels between Condorcet's final work and 21st century science communication theory in a paper for the Journal of Science Communication.

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CPAS staff and students conduct research into diverse topics pertinent to science communication theory and practice. We are committed to publishing our research results in a range of scholarly and public venues, to reach audiences who can best benefit from them.

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