Science & Technology
17 August 2010
Bread loaded with vegetable goodness and ice cream with a rice bubble-twist created by UNSW Food Science students have dominated a national competition for new food ideas.
13 August 2010
Up to 12 percent of the world's human-caused greenhouse gas emissions could be offset by producing biochar from plants and other organic material, according to a new study.
29 July 2010
A major international climate study co-authored by a UNSW scientist has confirmed the past decade as the hottest on record.
28 July 2010
For the first time, scientists have shown that selective breeding of dogs is driving major changes in the canine brain.
27 July 2010
UNSW and electric car services company Better Place have joined forces to get eco-friendly electric cars onto Australia's roads, starting with the Uni's own fleet.
23 July 2010
A new course will be the first in Australia to teach the network engineering skills demanded by the National Broadband Network and other emerging technologies.
16 July 2010
The discovery of a remarkable 15-million-year-old Australian fossil cave packed with even older animal bones has revealed almost the entire life cycle of a large prehistoric marsupial.
16 July 2010
UNSW researchers will develop satellite technologies that will allow flooding, bushfires and earthquakes to be monitored in real time under a $4.7 million federal grant.
09 July 2010
The next generation of international water professionals, who will deal with urgent issues such as growing populations and drought, have met at UNSW.
06 July 2010
UNSW's excellence in science, engineering and environmental sustainability has been recognised with the award of three prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships.
25 June 2010
UNSW's action androids have made it to the grand final of the world's biggest robot soccer competition - only to be knocked out by a team from Germany.
18 June 2010
UNSW scientists have confirmed the discovery of Australia's most northerly fossil site - deposits of the precious mineral amber that contain a treasure trove of ancient life.
11 June 2010
Young UNSW biomedical engineer Dr Rylie Green is gaining national attention for her work on conductive plastics for the bionic implants of the future.
08 June 2010
UNSW industrial design graduate Sam Adeloju has won a silver medal in the country's premier student design awards for a lifesaving device with truly far-reaching capabilities.
08 June 2010
Research investigating how waves will affect our coastline as a result of climate change has won Louise Gates the Sydney Water Gold Medal.
04 June 2010
UNSW engineering researchers are going up against the world's best in a US$1.6 million contest to develop the next generation of military robots.
01 June 2010
Almost two million years ago, early humans began eating food such as crocodiles, turtles and fish - a diet that could have played an important role in the evolution of human brains and our footsteps out of Africa, according to new research.
27 May 2010
For his breakthrough work in tackling vision impairment, Professor Brien Holden has been awarded the Schwab Social Entrepreneur Award for Africa.
25 May 2010
UNSW scientists have taken a quantum leap into a new era of computing power by building the world's smallest transistor with just seven atoms.
20 May 2010
The risk of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands could be eliminated by a new quantum communication process that delivers unprecedented security.
18 May 2010
Investigating the rising popularity of psychology and the diverse career paths students follow is the focus of a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship awarded to Associate Professor Jacquelyn Cranney.
14 May 2010
UNSW will lead new research to make solar generated electricity as cheap as coal-fired power following a $5 million grant from the Australian Solar Institute.
11 May 2010
Heat stress would make life intolerable for humans in most currently inhabited regions on Earth if the worst-case global warming scenario was to happen, a new study finds.
07 May 2010
Research shedding new light on the battle of the sexes has earned Professor Rob Brooks one of the Australian Academy of Science's highest accolades for an early-career researcher.
30 April 2010
Rising research star, Associate Professor Nagarajan Valanoor, has been recognised for work which "puts Australia on the world map" in advanced materials development.