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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.