Science & Technology

Olivia Gall in mine simulator
23 January 2015
Olivia Gall had always dismissed mining as something “not for her”, until she took part in UNSW's Minerals Summer School.
20 January 2015
Universities are best served by collecting comments from students on teaching quality and making that feedback as freely available as possible, writes Merlin Crossley.
15 January 2015
A new program to inspire young women to pursue degrees and careers in science and technology – led by UNSW’s Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla – has been launched in Canberra. 
14 January 2015
The NSW desert has been hit by record-breaking rainfall, with the biggest downpour in 45 years recorded at UNSW’s Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station.
05 January 2015
Tampering with our climate to stave off the damaging effects of global warming is fraught with danger, write Erik van Sebille and Katelijn Van Hende.
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19 December 2014
If we want to secure Australia’s future prosperity, challenging the stereotype of the scientist as a man in a white lab coat is a good place to start, writes Veena Sahajwalla.
18 December 2014
Feeling queasy? How about deceitful? New research shows feelings of disgust can encourage unethical, self-interested behaviours, writes Lisa A Williams.
17 December 2014
Despite our obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals can't say where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW study shows.
Photo: Daniel Chen/Glenn Ong
12 December 2014
Engineering students in UNSW’s solar racing team Sunswift have been left “shocked” and “incredibly surprised” after beating a crowd-funding target of $30,000 in just 10 days.
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10 December 2014
UNSW academics don't just do outstanding research, they also excel at passing on their knowledge and skills to the next generation of thinkers.
Dr Mark Keevers, the UNSW solar scientist who managed the project.
08 December 2014
Solar engineers from UNSW's Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics have set a new world-record in solar energy efficiency, achieving an electricity conversion rate of over 40%. 
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04 December 2014
French physicist and Nobel laureate Professor Serge Haroche will deliver the 2014 Dirac Lecture at UNSW on the beauty and serendipity of blue sky research.
Associate Professor Vijay Sivaraman holds a wearable ECG monitoring device.
02 December 2014
Wearable consumer devices used to monitor health and fitness could become important sources of information for medical practitioners and insurance providers.
02 December 2014
The Commonwealth Bank has committed $5 million to help UNSW researchers in their world-leading push to build a silicon-based quantum computer.
Photo: Daniel Chen/Glenn Ong
01 December 2014
UNSW's world record-smashing Sunswift turns to crowd-funding to realise its dream – Australia's first road legal solar car.
01 December 2014
Indigenous Australians' astronomical knowledge is revealing an intellectual complexity in indigenous traditions that has gone largely unrecognised, writes Duane Hamacher.
01 December 2014
Sydney schoolgirls, with the help of UNSW scientists, have identified a solution to the annual problem of Christmas trees turning brown and dying before festivities end.
28 November 2014
Can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat, asks Darren Curnoe.
27 November 2014
Overweight people experience much more stigma in their daily lives than previously realised, with parents, friends and partners a common source of negative comments, research shows.
27 November 2014
UNSW's graduating Industrial Design students are aiming their problem-solving skills at issues from sexual satisfaction to snowboarding safety and saving lives at sea.
26 November 2014
Darkness can bring out the worst in us, and the nighttime announcement of a US grand jury decision could have exacerbated the ensuing social unrest, writes Lisa Williams.
24 November 2014
Three UNSW researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Academy of Science medals for their outstanding research in mathematics and quantum physics.
24 November 2014
Ignoring global political action on climate change places Australia at risk of being unprepared, economically and financially, for changes already taking place, writes Stephen Bygrave.
21 November 2014
Close collaboration between eye care professionals improves diagnosis of the blinding eye disease glaucoma and reduces unnecessary and costly referrals to ophthalmologists, a UNSW-led study shows.
Austern International founder Lily Wu (Photo: AMP)
21 November 2014
A startup founded by UNSW student Lily Wu that puts Australian students into Chinese internships has won an innovation grant from AMP’s Tomorrow Fund.