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Heroin remains the drug of choice for people who inject drugs but ice is pretty up there too.

Carbon capture and storage is not even close to being a commercial prospect and may even increase net CO2 emissions, writes Stephen Bygrave.

This is no longer an African thing, the world needs to come together and that's what we represent, a concerted effort of communities of different geographical backgrounds.
Samretta Carr Caldwell on UNSW alliance against ebola.

There is an old truism about prisons: if you build them, you will fill them. But there are better ways to invest in a better, safer society, write Sarah Hopkins and Gino Vumbaca.

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New records for silicon quantum computing

Research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW have found two different ways to solve a critical challenge and greatly accelerate the realisation of super powerful quantum computers.

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New organ transport option to save lives

UNSW researchers have designed an organ transportation system that sustains the life of a donated organ far beyond that of the current method of packing organs in ice.

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Look inside your own body

Imagine being able to see your illness? Dr John McGhee from UNSW Art and Design is enabling stroke patients to do just that, using 3D techniques normally employed in the games industry.

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Professors Val Pinczewski and Christoph Arns won Innovator of the Year Award.
Big ideas lauded at innovation awards

A revolutionary rock sampling technology that achieved commercial success and a solar collector that can be used to heat or cool buildings are among the big winners in the 2014 UNSW Innovation Awards. 

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Immunity under the microscope at new Centre of Excellence

The molecular mysteries that allow cancers, viruses and autoimmune diseases to dodge the body’s defence mechanisms will come under the microscope at a new ARC Centre of Excellence.

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Dairy industry: Kiwis have the right idea

Contrasting the recent history of the dairy and milk-processing industries in Australia and New Zealand is illuminating, writes Jenny Stewart.

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Australia’s procurement policy leaves our exporters behind

As our major trading partners expand their legal procurement-linked industry policies, Australia is swimming against the tide by voluntarily abandoning its own, writes Elizabeth Thurbon.

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Elizabeth Farrelly asks: does architecture matter?

Never one to shy away from big questions, Elizabeth Farrelly probes the links between morality, human happiness and architecture in the final Utzon lecture for 2014.

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ASPIRE receives $250,000 “surprise” from Google

The UNSW program that introduces thousands of disadvantaged school students to the world of university is celebrating after receiving a $250,000 “surprise” grant from Google.

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Indonesia specialist wins international education fellowship

UNSW International's Dr Kirrilee Hughes has been awarded the Tracy McCabe Future Leader Fellowship for her contribution to international education.