Science & Technology

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14 October 2013
Online learning can and should be a much richer, interactive and adaptive experience than it is now, argues Dror Ben Naim. 
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11 October 2013
It won't be easy, but in future astro-archaeologists may be able to glean that life once existed on Earth from the stellar remnants of our sun, writes Dr Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer.
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09 October 2013
The founder of the international RoboCup soccer tournament will deliver a public lecture at UNSW on Thursday 10 October.
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09 October 2013
The quest to find innovative recycling methods to tackle growing amounts of waste across the globe has attracted researchers and industry delegates to UNSW for the International Sustainability Symposium.
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08 October 2013
Space engineer Scott Hensley from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been appointed an adjunct professor at UNSW. 
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04 October 2013
The UNSW solar racing car will begin its 3000-kilometre journey from Darwin to Adelaide on Sunday 6 October, marking the start of the 2013 World Solar Challenge. 
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02 October 2013
Consumers expect products, including cars, to be recyclable, but there's no easy way to weigh up the green credentials of the materials being used, writes Veena Sahajwalla.
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02 October 2013
Professor Martina Stenzel, who is developing intelligent plastic nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery, has won the 2013 ExxonMobil Award.
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01 October 2013
A UNSW-led team has uncovered the genetic secrets of extremophile microbes that can survive in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees in the saltiest lake in Antarctica.
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27 September 2013
The challenges posed by global environmental issues are very great indeed, but if all voices are heard and respected one can continue to hope that we may find the right way forward, writes Merlin Crossley. 
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27 September 2013
There is still scientific work to do on attributing specific events to climate change, but we know enough to make policy decisions, write Steve Sherwood and Lisa Alexander.  
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26 September 2013
UNSW Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley, has become patron of the Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales. 
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26 September 2013
UNSW computing students have won the regional finals of the world’s largest programming competition for tertiary students, securing a spot at the finals in Russia next year.
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25 September 2013
UNSW scientists have played a key role in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which is officially released in Sweden on Friday.  
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23 September 2013
In a hard-hitting public lecture at UNSW, Dr David Suzuki has criticised the government’s policy on climate change and exhorted Australians to embrace renewable energy.
Hydraulic chambers will simulate extreme pressure changes to test the decompression limits that Australian fish can safely endure.
19 September 2013
An innovative mobile chamber developed at UNSW that measures the pressure changes native fish can survive was a finalist for a top Australian engineering prize.
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19 September 2013
The global warming trend in surface air temperature has slowed, but low solar activity, a double-dip La Nina and more aerosol pollution means the Earth should be much colder than it is, writes Andy Pitman.
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19 September 2013
By collecting water samples up to six kilometres deep, UNSW researchers have shown for the first time the impact of ocean currents on the distribution and abundance of marine micro-organisms. 
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18 September 2013
Due to overwhelming public interest in hearing Dr David Suzuki deliver the Jack Beale Lecture at UNSW on Saturday, his talk will be streamed live to an adjoining room.
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13 September 2013
Sir Michael Hintze has honoured his father with the unveiling of a new lecture theatre at UNSW made possible by a $1 million donation.
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13 September 2013
An implantable chip that could restore vision to millions of people and a new technology for on-site DNA testing were the top winners at the 2013 UNSW Innovation Awards.
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12 September 2013
A UNSW-led team of astronomers has begun to map the location of the most massive and mysterious objects in our galaxy – the giant gas clouds where new stars are born.
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11 September 2013
Just looking at the title of a research proposal is no way to decide its relevance and impact on society; a deeper analysis is needed, writes Merlin Crossley.
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10 September 2013
Even under a conservative government, coal-fired electricity has no future and the power of public opinion will force rapid, effective action on climate change, writes Mark Diesendorf.
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09 September 2013
The discovery of the Red Deer Cave people by UNSW's Darren Curnoe has been named the world's top archaeological research finding for 2011-2012 at the inaugural Shanghai Archaeological Forum.

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