Opinion & Analysis

A penalty of five years’ imprisonment for a person who discloses information relating to a special intelligence operation would have a chilling effect on media freedom, writes Keiran Hardy.

Students get the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with professionals, not just during the design and planning, but also in the field.

The Abbott economy doesn’t look terrible. But it doesn’t look great, either. Unemployment is up, growth is flat, and confidence is down, writes Richard Holden.

Melbourne Museum’s new exhibition, with its well chosen artefacts, tells the human stories of Australians in WWI, writes Peter Stanley.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on space oddities

Fans got to pose questions to YouTube's most famous astronaut Chris Hadfield. Watch the interview with Veritasium's Derek Muller at the exclusive Space Oddity event at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum.

 

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Interchanging - the bus stop of the future

UNSW Built Environment staff and students have designed a "smart" bus stop that provides a level of interactivity comparable to smart phones. For more information go to the research project website.  

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Changing lives by degrees – the UNSW ASPIRE program

ASPIRE’s mission is to empower young people to secure the education and future they deserve, regardless of their circumstances or background. The program's $4.6 million federal government funding will end this year.  For more information go to the website.

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Interchanging - the bus stop of the future
Changing lives by degrees – the UNSW ASPIRE program

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Brain size matters when it comes to remembering

Brain studies are revealing why some people – and not others – can hold huge amounts of information in their mind and manipulate it, writes Joel Pearson.

 
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NSW cancer researcher of the year

Professor Michelle Haber has won the NSW Cancer Institute's top honour for her ground-breaking translational research, which has led to increased survival rates for children with cancer.

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Scott Morrison's only option is to release all children in detention

The practice of locking up children indefinitely, identifying them by number, exposing them to violence and depriving them of education stands in stark contrast to widely held Australian values, writes Karen Zwi.

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Not just a pretty interface: Good design goes beyond looks

Designers need to negotiate the sometimes delicate, sometimes clunky borders and controls that connect consumers to machines, writes Ross Harley.

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Open doors at UNSW Open Day

World champion soccer robots, a record-breaking solar car and a 3D printer will be among attractions at UNSW's Open Day, Saturday 6 September.

 

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Unlocking the potential of Asia’s next superpower

At the launch of a new book, “Reimagining India”, an expert panel moderated by Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has identified opportunities for Australian business, education and research in an economically resurgent India.