Science & Technology

01 January 2014
Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced, according to new UNSW research published in Nature.
19 December 2013
A good strategy for choosing what to study at university is to take courses you enjoy and that keep your options open, writes Merlin Crossley.
16 December 2013
The temperature can get below minus 93 degrees on an Antarctic ridge near Dome A, where UNSW scientists operate an astronomical observatory, writes Michael Ashley.
Dr Matthew Garratt with Governor General Quentin Bryce and Spitfire Association Vice-President and former pilot Joseph Lysle Roberts.
16 December 2013
With support from WWII Spitfire pilots, UNSW Canberra researchers are improving the vision of unmanned micro air vehicles.
13 December 2013
There is no better time to be an entrepreneur in Australia. UNSW is doing its part, producing more millionaire graduates and successful technology start-ups than any other Australian university.
Vanessa Ung
10 December 2013
Computer science student Vanessa Ung has been selected for a prestigious summer internship at the Sydney Google offices.
09 December 2013
We live in an unprecedented time in human history where the limits to population growth and economic development are in clear sight, write Bruce Henry and Isaac Donnelly.
09 December 2013
Earlier this year, Queensland scientists launched a $14 million scramjet in Norway that didn't reach the conditions required to collect data as planned. But was it a failure? Absolutely not, argues Russell Boyce.
Team Confufish
05 December 2013
A team of UNSW engineering students has been awarded a $50,000 Microsoft Imagine Cup grant for an idea that will help charities distribute food more efficiently.
03 December 2013
Marine scientist Professor Emma Johnston is co-starring in Coast Australia, a new television series exploring the country’s coastline and telling the stories of the people and wildlife living there.
03 December 2013
Australia’s investment in science is going backwards and will drive the nation’s best and brightest towards better opportunities offshore, the Australian Academy of Science has warned.
02 December 2013
Cylindrical shaped nanoparticles are seven times more deadly than traditional spherical ones when delivering drugs to breast cancer cells, an international team of researchers has discovered.
02 December 2013
Inspired by Sir Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic expedition almost exactly a century ago, two UNSW Scientists have set off on a modern-day voyage to retrace the route taken by the Australian scientist and explorer. BLOG
jorgen randers
02 December 2013
Leading international and Australian experts on economics, the environment and carbon trading will gather at UNSW next week for a symposium on Limits to Growth.
29 November 2013
One of the world’s strangest animals – a legless, leaping fish that lives on land –uses camouflage to avoid attacks by predators such as birds, lizards and crabs, new research shows.
28 November 2013
Engineering student and Space Leadership Scholarship winner Eren Gorur is helping drive Australia into a new, more secure era of space research.
28 November 2013
Winemakers will gain new insight into the micro-organisms in their ferments thanks to a new a research partnership between the Australian Wine Research Institute and UNSW’s Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics.
27 November 2013
Rip currents claim more lives in Australia on average each year than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined, UNSW research shows.
22 November 2013
A UNSW-led team of Australian researchers who succeeded in growing cloned embryos containing the DNA of an extinct frog has been named in Time magazine’s top 25 inventions for 2013.
22 November 2013
Eminent British physicist, Professor Sir Michael Pepper, has been awarded UNSW’s highest honour – the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa.
22 November 2013
Critics of a popular Instagram contributor should read up on nutrition science before attacking her vegan diet, argues Rebecca LeBard. 
Mike Manefield
21 November 2013
Three UNSW researchers are finalists in The Australian Innovation Challenge, a competition that offers cash prizes to commercialise the country’s best ideas.
18 November 2013
UNSW Science postgraduate research students have helped found the Sydney Society for Conservation Biology and will launch a "Conservation Conversations" public seminar series at UNSW this week.
18 November 2013
Unusual El Niños, like those that led to the extraordinary super El Niño years of 1982 and 1997, will occur twice as often under even modest global warming scenarios.
14 November 2013
With so many daily distractions, we live in a procrastinator's paradise, but accepting we are prone to delaying unpleasant tasks can allow us to manage our behaviour and become more productive, writes Amy Reichelt.