Science & Technology

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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.
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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.
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20 November 2014
Professor Brien Holden has been awarded the American Academy of Optometry’s highest honour for his lifetime of achievement in vision science.
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20 November 2014
Australia’s Mopra telescope, nestled in NSW’s Warrumbungle National Park, is earmarked for closure in a year thanks to CSIRO funding cuts. But this one-of-a-kind telescope is well worth saving, writes Michael Burton.
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19 November 2014
Adaptation to climate change is one of the most pressing challenges humanity faces, France's Ambassador Christophe Lecourtier has told a meeting of more than 130 French researchers at UNSW.
(L-R) Dr. Supachai Vongbunyong, Research Associate; Wei Hua Chen, PhD candidate; Professor Sami Kara (Photo: Grant Turner)
18 November 2014
UNSW researchers have programmed industrial robots to tackle the vast array of e-waste thrown out by Australians every year.
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12 November 2014
The Rosetta spacecraft’s mission to land on the surface of a comet has captured the imagination of the world, and the anxious attention of Australian space engineer Sean Tuttle, who oversaw the implementation of the craft’s thermal design
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12 November 2014
The latest anonymously published scientific satire – Duronimus Karlof, Critical Mass – successfully ridicules big science and research politics while demonstrating that sometimes bold ideas deliver, writes Merlin Crossley.
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12 November 2014
Weeds in the UK are still evolving hundreds of years after their introduction and are unlikely to have reached their full potential as invaders, UNSW scientists have discovered. 
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11 November 2014
UNSW researchers have had another stellar year at the Young Tall Poppy Awards for leading scientists, winning five of the 10 prizes for 2014 – the best result of any university.
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11 November 2014
The G20 Leader’s Summit is in many ways a company retreat, and is about as hackable as a dinner party, write Tom Apperley and Robbie Fordyce.
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07 November 2014
The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing has been awarded to journalist Jo Chandler for her piece TB and me: a medical souvenir, about contracting the deadly disease in Papua New Guinea.
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07 November 2014
Just like crossing the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, the path to good decision-making needs to be followed one careful step at a time, writes Ben Newell.
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06 November 2014
An aerial survey of waterbirds in eastern Australia covering about a third of the continent is underway for another year, led by UNSW's Richard Kingsford.
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04 November 2014
Professor Michelle Simmons is Editor-in-Chief of a new international quantum research journal, launched at UNSW by the Federal Minister for Education Christopher Pyne.
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04 November 2014
How will the international Ebola crisis influence next week’s mid-term elections in the USA, asks Rob Brooks.
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03 November 2014
Chancellor David Gonski will lead a celebration of the year's finest Australian science writing by launching an anthology and presenting the Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing on Thursday.
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31 October 2014
Major players in the energy sector are converging on UNSW to share their vision for increasing Australia’s contribution to meeting the world’s future energy needs.
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29 October 2014
Since 2011, new direct reuse drinking water schemes have come online in the US and it's likely Australian regional communities will begin to emulate the trend, writes Stuart Khan.
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29 October 2014
Australians trust robots more than do the Japanese, rating the androids higher for likeability and intelligence, research by UNSW's Creative Robotics Lab has found.
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28 October 2014
The RET has been so successful it will easily achieve 28% by 2020. That means we should be setting higher, more ambitious targets, writes Stephen Bygrave.
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28 October 2014
The Renewable Energy Target needs a greater focus on encouraging technological breakthroughs, former Environment Minister Robert Hill has told a UNSW audience.
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22 October 2014
UNSW scientists hope to unlock the secrets of millions of marine microbes with the help of an international team of volunteers sharing their spare computer capacity to create a research “supercomputer”.
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21 October 2014
Incoming Dean of Engineering Professor Mark Hoffman is among three UNSW academics elected as Fellows of the prestigious Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
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21 October 2014
The National Water Commission is to be wrapped up due to federal budget cuts. Yet when it comes to water management and reform, it's clear there is unfinished business, writes Stuart Khan.

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