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Spotlight on research

Making headway on ‘bus bunching’

New research from transport engineers at the University of Melbourne is shedding light on the causes, consequences and control strategies surrounding one of public transport’s most intractable and annoying features: bus bunching.

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Dark matter might be ‘light’

We don’t know the mass of dark matter particles, so researchers are developing new techniques to look for new, lighter types.

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Milky Way solar system depends on the existence of dark matter

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