Science & Technology

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04 March 2015
Working with Aboriginal elders to learn about Indigenous astronomy will lead to new nsights about natural events and meteorite impacts in Australia, writes Duane Hamacher.
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04 March 2015
A cybersecurity strategy without a plan for globally competitive innovation in the digital economy is like building an ever-stronger wall while the building it protects falls down, writes Gregory Austin.
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04 March 2015
Contrary to some claims, scientists are very active in communicating their research to a wide audience in a variety of ways, writes Merlin Crossley.
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03 March 2015
Aboriginal legends could offer a vast untapped record of natural history, including meteorite strikes, stretching back thousands of years, UNSW research suggests.
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27 February 2015
Wanting to use YouTube for science communication is one thing, but reaching an audience is not always guaranteed, write Dustin Welbourne and Will J Grant.
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27 February 2015
Mitochondrial DNA offers an incomplete picture of people's ancestry, and consumers and scientists alike should be aware the technology promises much more than it can deliver, writes Darren Curnoe.
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25 February 2015
Scientists have a responsibility to convince the public and political parties to support curiosity-driven research to help solve the challenges of the future, writes Merlin Crossley.
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24 February 2015
Twelve young scientists and engineers are vying for a spot in the ‘Top 5 under 40’ program, an initiative of UNSW and ABC Radio National to mark 40 years of The Science Show.
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23 February 2015
The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular, but untrue, writes Brock Bastian.
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23 February 2015
It is synonymous with an Aussie summer but the humble backyard hose could be a breeding ground for legionella bacteria, UNSW research has found.
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20 February 2015
UNSW environmental engineer Stuart Khan will advise on new global drinking water guidelines following his appointment to a top World Health Organisation body.
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20 February 2015
All food-borne disease outbreaks are frightening, but the good news for this one is that hepatitis A is rarely life-threatening, writes Peter White.
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20 February 2015
New results confirm we are on the right track to understanding how molecules that coat DNA influence the activity of disease genes, writes Merlin Crossley.
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17 February 2015
Tech-loving snowboarders and skiers will get a head start with the world’s first intelligent snow sports helmet, created by three UNSW graduates.
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16 February 2015
Imagine how easy life would be if you could produce offspring without a mate, write Angela Crean, Nathan Burke and Russell Bonduriansky.
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06 February 2015
UNSW researchers are trialling new robotic technology to help wine producers better predict the coming grape yield, knowledge that could save the local industry as much as $200 million a year.
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06 February 2015
UNSW scientists have achieved a world first, publishing the complete DNA sequence of the Queensland fruit fly – a development that will improve both biosecurity and methods for controlling this global horticultural pest.
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04 February 2015
Erecting fences to stop cane toads entering man-made dams to cool down in hot, dry parts of Australia is an effective way to stop their spread, UNSW-led research shows.
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03 February 2015
Nine out of 10 coastal tourist parks in NSW are located adjacent to hazardous beaches, and about a third of these beaches are unpatrolled, a UNSW study shows.
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02 February 2015
Australia’s economy needs to move beyond zero emissions and into the ‘negative emissions’ if we are to avoid the worst ravages of a changing climate, writes Stephen Bygrave.
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28 January 2015
Satellite images are a powerful tools for identifying water bodies important to aquatic species' survival in a drying climate, a UNSW-led study shows.
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27 January 2015
Solar energy, particularly rooftop photovoltaic power, is now a real alternative and considerable player in the power markets, writes Bernhard Mitchell.
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23 January 2015
Olivia Gall had always dismissed mining as something “not for her”, until she took part in UNSW's Minerals Summer School.
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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.
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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. 

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