Science & Technology
13 December 2010
Fat or obese? The labels we use to describe heavy-weight individuals can dramatically influence the judgments we make about people, a new study suggests.
10 December 2010
Professor Vassilios Agelidis, of UNSW's Centre for Energy Research and Policy Analysis argues nuclear power is not Australia's best energy option.
08 December 2010
The arrival of the first people in Australia some 50,000 years ago did not result in significantly greater fire activity, according to landmark research on the continent's fire history
01 December 2010
More than 50 of Australia's top water scientists, including Professor Richard Kingsford, have issued a statement calling on the government to continue with major reforms for the Murray Darling Basin.
01 December 2010
UNSW will play a lead role in making solar power cheaper and more efficient after securing major new funding from the federal government's Australian Solar Institute.
25 November 2010
Australia's space capabilities have received a significant boost with the opening of the country's first centre for satellite and space engineering.
18 November 2010
Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Les Field, has been awarded the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's most prestigious prize for his outstanding research and national leadership.
12 November 2010
A UNSW industrial design student has come up with an award-winning creation that could make hard-to-open pill bottles a thing of the past for people with restricting conditions such as arthritis.
09 November 2010
Dr Rita Henderson has been anointed one of the brightest talents in international water research in recognition of her outstanding early career work.
02 November 2010
Female dolphins who have help from their female friends are far more successful as mothers than those without such help, according to a landmark study.
22 October 2010
A student developing software to help robots navigate has won the Faculty of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research.
15 October 2010
UNSW researchers have won five of this year's ten NSW Young Tall Poppy Awards, with psychologist Michelle Moulds named as the overall winner for her work on depression.
12 October 2010
The proposal to scale back water use in the Murray-Darling Basin by more than a third puts the nation at the forefront of international water conservation efforts, says Professor Richard Kingsford.
08 October 2010
An international team led by UNSW researchers has won the inaugural 2010 Future Justice Prize for its analysis of the most up-to-date climate science published in the lead-up to the UN's Copenhagen conference.
06 October 2010
A life-saving design with far-reaching potential has won industrial design graduate Sam Adeloju one of the world's highest-profile prizes for young designers.
28 September 2010
A team led by UNSW engineers and physicists has achieved a breakthrough that brings a super-fast quantum computer a step closer to reality.
24 September 2010
A UNSW engineering student's work to bring power to a remote Pacific island village has won recognition from Australia's peak engineering body.
21 September 2010
Public scepticism about climate change is linked to how people make judgements and decisions, according to a UNSW study that brings together climate science and psychology.
16 September 2010
UNSW's research talent has been recognised with wins in three of the five categories in the NSW Scientist of the Year awards for insights into dementia, climate change and industrial chemistry.
14 September 2010
The laws of physics are not constant across the universe, according to new evidence uncovered by a team of Australian and British astrophysicists.
08 September 2010
UNSW is this week hosting an energy debate -'Nuclear and Solar Energies: Facts and Fictions Demystified'.
07 September 2010
Solar cell scientist Thorsten Trupke has won the 2010 UNSW Inventor of the Year Award for a world-first technology that is improving the competitiveness of the solar industry.
03 September 2010
Why aren't males even more promiscuous? Why are feelings of disgust so hard to shake? And why do some bad memories make you feel like a failure? UNSW's next generation of science researchers provide some answers.
03 September 2010
The gentle bilby - Australia's stand-in for the Easter bunny - had an ancient relative that was a far more fearsome little beast, a new study has found.
02 September 2010
UNSW has announced Australia's first professorship in electricity power economics, thanks to a $1.25 million commitment from EnergyAustralia.