A major review by UNSW researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68 is the cause of a mystery polio-like illness that has paralysed children in the US, Canada and Europe.


Year 11 and 12 students attending the Women in Engineering Summer Camp in 2016.

As part of its aim for 30% female enrolments in engineering by 2020, UNSW is bringing Year 11 and 12 girls to campus for a week of hands-on activities that offer a taste of the booming profession.


Mugga Lane Solar Park in the ACT, owned by Maoneng Australia, generates about 25,000 MWh per annum. Photo: Supplied

In the first deal of its kind in the world university sector, UNSW has reached an agreement with Maoneng Australia and Origin Energy to have 100% of its energy supplied by photovoltaic solar energy.


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UNSW medical researchers have developed a new way to predict whether patients with the blood condition myelodysplastic syndrome will respond to treatment.


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The launch of the national payments platform means that Australia could realistically be cash free by 2020 if it wanted to be, writes Richard Holden.


Ground-breaking virtual reality technology from UNSW Sydney is allowing multiple scientists to see inside a human cell at the same time.

Ground-breaking virtual reality technology is allowing multiple scientists to see inside a human cell at the same time, giving researchers a three-dimensional tool to improve doctor interaction and help analyse how cancer drugs work.

Issue 3 2017


Jimi Bani, front right, drew on cultural stories, oral histories and his own memories of childhood for My Name is Jimi. Photo: Daniel Boud

Four generations, three languages and multiple cultural and theatrical traditions combine to great effect in the Sydney Festival production My Name Is Jimi, writes Caroline Wake.


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The odds are that we get through 2018 without war, mass capital flight, or a housing crash. But all the risks are medium probability, warns Richard Holden, and the consequences could be dire.


We have the power to use AI weapons for good or ill, says Walsh. Photo: Supplied

UNSW's Professor Toby Walsh has been named runner-up for a global award for his work alerting the world to the dangers of robotic weapons.


A string of high-profile incidents suggest music festivals are hotspots for sexual assault. Photo: Shutterstock

Sexual harassment and assault are common experiences in general. Bianca Fileborn and Phillip Wadds suggest there is no reason to assume this is any different at music festivals.


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The long-distrance transport industry's productivity-based remuneration and the high number of permitted driving hours are a formula for death on our roads, writes Ann Williamson.


Prototype for the anti-smog scarf. Photo: Supplied

A team of UNSW students visited Beijing, Hong Kong and Shenzhen to design a range of wearable technology prototypes in collaboration with Chinese students and manufacturers.


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Increased knowledge, education and resources are needed to address the ongoing problem of rip current drownings on Australian beaches, writes Rob Brander.