Science & Technology

23 October 2013
A UNSW psychologist has been awarded an international fellowship to carry out the first study of whether psychological treatment for anxiety disorders in women is more effective if administered at the optimum time during their menstrual cycle.
21 October 2013
With almost 40 million tonnes of e-waste created worldwide each year, toxic lead contamination has become a research priority for Professor Mark Hoffman.
18 October 2013
The claim that a newly discovered 1.8 million-year-old skull from Eastern Europe overturns a decades-old paradigm in human evolution is wildly premature, writes Darren Curnoe.
17 October 2013
Former Australian of the Year and Professor of Youth Mental Health, Patrick McGorry, will speak about the role of personalised medicine in potentially serious mental disorders at a UNSW neuroscience conference this week.
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17 October 2013
Dean of Engineering Graham Davies and Emeritus Professor Maria Skyllas-Kazacos have been elected fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
16 October 2013
Direct water recycling systems could have major economic and environmental benefits for Australian cities, a new ATSE report by environmental engineer Dr Stuart Khan has found.
15 October 2013
With their beady eyes peering through the murky harbour water, the squid swim in close formation towards the camera – creating an eerie prize-winning image in the UNSW Science and Engineering Photo Competition. 
14 October 2013
Online learning can and should be a much richer, interactive and adaptive experience than it is now, argues Dror Ben Naim. 
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.
09 October 2013
The founder of the international RoboCup soccer tournament will deliver a public lecture at UNSW on Thursday 10 October.
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.
08 October 2013
Space engineer Scott Hensley from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been appointed an adjunct professor at UNSW. 
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. 
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.
02 October 2013
Professor Martina Stenzel, who is developing intelligent plastic nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery, has won the 2013 ExxonMobil Award.
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.
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. 
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.  
26 September 2013
UNSW Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley, has become patron of the Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales. 
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.
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.  
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.
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.
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.