Science & Technology

Twin brothers Douglas (Left) and Alex Dunn from the UNSW School of Chemical Engineering
05 July 2013
Twin brothers Alex and Douglas Dunn have won prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships to continue their cancer research in London.
05 July 2013
UNSW physicists have studied a distant star where gravity is more than 30,000 times greater than on Earth to test their controversial theory that one of the constants of Nature is not a constant.
03 July 2013
Scientists on a UNSW-led expedition to study microbes in the Indian Ocean have weathered huge seas, encountered giant whales and collected lots of data during the first leg of their voyage from South Africa to Mauritius.
01 July 2013
A UNSW-led initiative using online tools such as game-like quests and virtual labs to teach maths and science to high school students has been awarded a $1.64 million grant.
01 July 2013
A bizarre, pouched super-predator that terrorised South America millions of years ago had huge sabre-like teeth but its bite was weaker than that of a domestic cat, new research shows.
01 July 2013
The real impacts of the carbon price will emerge over the coming decades with growing pressure to transform our economy, write Jenny Riesz and Roger Dargaville.
27 June 2013
UNSW Dean of Science, Merlin Crossley, has called for a National Teaching Post-doctoral Fellowship Scheme to encourage PhD graduates to become science and maths teachers in schools.
25 June 2013
The Renewable Energy Target does a good job supporting wind power, but other agencies are needed to get a diversity of renewables, writes Jenny Riesz.
25 June 2013
Three UNSW academics including the Dean of Science have been chosen to discuss the state of maths and science education at a public symposium in Canberra.
An artist's impression of a nano-bot (Credit: Christian Darkin, gettyimages)
24 June 2013
The next frontier in medicine is taking place on the molecular scale and improving our fight against several currently incurable diseases, including chemo-resistant cancers.
24 June 2013
The future of education will be digital, on-demand and mobile, and online mathematics resources could complement classroom teaching and inspire more high school students, writes Dr Chris Tisdell.
Professor Graham Davies, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
20 June 2013
Three UNSW Professors, including the Dean of Engineering, have been named in Engineers Australia's annual top 100 list recognising the country’s most influential engineers.
19 June 2013
UNSW researchers have proposed a new way to distinguish between quantum bits placed together in a silicon chip, taking them closer to the construction of a large-scale quantum computer.
Professor Merlin Crossley, Dean of UNSW Science
17 June 2013
Higher university entry scores for teaching and greater financial rewards on graduation are among the changes needed to address a shortage of top science teachers, writes Merlin Crossley.
Sunswift's fifth generation car eVe - a more "human friendly" solar vehicle
14 June 2013
The future of solar-powered vehicles in Australia is being re-imagined by a group of talented UNSW students determined to make a more "human friendly" car.
A crash test dummy used in the research
13 June 2013
Bicycle helmets certified to Australia’s national standard significantly reduce the causes of head, skull and brain injury, a new laboratory study has found.
A laser-based sensor to measure air speed (Credit:Sven Wittig)
11 June 2013
A suicide prevention app, a laser sensor to measure aircraft speed, and a toolkit for point-of-care DNA diagnostics are three technologies in the running for UNSW Innovation Awards.
Engineering graduate Thomas Cooney is heading to NASA for a 10-week internship
06 June 2013
UNSW engineering graduate Thomas Cooney, who helped develop crucial hardware for a new satellite system, has won a 10-week internship at NASA.
A robotic tractor and seeding machine developed at UNSW.
05 June 2013
A robotic tractor and seeding machine developed at UNSW will improve agricultural productivity for farmers and enable cropping on 20% more land.
05 June 2013
Technology that allows people to don the skin of a dark-skinned avatar could significantly decrease an individual's racial biases, writes Michael Kasumovic.
04 June 2013
Catching the attention of females in a darkened rainforest amid a blur of windblown vegetation is no easy task, but male Anolis lizards on the island of Jamaica have evolved an ideal visual technique.
04 June 2013
To celebrate the centenary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s expedition to Antarctica, UNSW scientists are leading a modern-day voyage to retrace the route taken by the great Australian scientist and explorer.
Dr Fidelis Suorineni has been appointed to the Chair of Mine Geotechnical Engineering
04 June 2013
An international mining expert with research and consultancy experience on three continents has been appointed to the Chair of Mine Geotechnical Engineering at UNSW.
29 May 2013
An extinct species of koala that lived in the rainforest canopies of northern Australia about 20 million years ago has been named after a famous Australian – Dick Smith.
28 May 2013
Professor Chris Turney will deliver the year's first Brainfood public lecture and announce plans for an expedition to Antarctica to retrace the footsteps of the great scientist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.