Science & Technology

09 May 2013
Undergraduate computing students from UNSW have cleaned up at a national cyber security challenge run by the Australian government.
09 May 2013
UNSW scientists have led the development of a new Red List system for identifying ecosystems at high risk of degradation, similar to the influential Red List for the world’s threatened species.
Artist's impression of Bacillus bacteria.
08 May 2013
More work is needed to understand how certain micro-organisms respond to the disinfecting properties of silver nano-particles, UNSW researchers caution.
07 May 2013
Veena Sahajwalla has become the first Australian to deliver the global iron and steel industry's most prestigious lecture, outlining the industry's role in solving the world’s growing waste problems.
07 May 2013
UNSW will establish a research and training centre aimed at bolstering the Australian food industry after receiving more than $2 million in funding from the Australian Research Council.
07 May 2013
Most species of gigantic animals that once roamed Australia had already disappeared by the time people arrived, a major review of the available evidence has concluded.
06 May 2013
Engineers from UNSW have developed an innovative method to dramatically improve the performance of low-grade silicon and reduce the cost of solar panels.
06 May 2013
A global, online survey has been launched to see whether surfers are the unsung “guardians” of the beach, rescuing people who might otherwise have drowned.
Scientia Professor Martin Green
03 May 2013
UNSW's Professor Martin Green, a world leader and pioneer in solar photovoltaic technology, has been elected into the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society.
03 May 2013
The take-home message from a study of intuition is that we need to exercise caution in relying on gut feelings, writes Ben Newell.
02 May 2013
A UNSW-led team of researchers has achieved a breakthrough that brings a network of ultra-powerful quantum computers – connected via a quantum internet – closer to reality.
01 May 2013
The mystery of why some people get fat eating high-fat foods while others can stay skinny on a diet of burgers and chips is closer to being solved.
30 April 2013
Measuring and monitoring Australia’s fresh water is increasingly important, and we need to invest in satellite technology to meet this challenge, argues Gordon Roesler.
26 April 2013
Although the ground-dwelling Mountain Pygmy-possum is highly vulnerable to extinction, it can be saved, write Hayley Bates and Haijing Shi.
26 April 2013
UNSW scientist and national sailing champion, Dr Federico Lauro, is leading a scientific expedition to sample the waters of the Indian Ocean.
26 April 2013
A low-cost wastewater treatment system built with recycled materials will help transfer Australian expertise to classrooms in Tunisia.
24 April 2013
Qualified science and maths teachers in schools should get a salary boost, and new money from the Gonski review could help pay for it, writes Merlin Crossley.
24 April 2013
UNSW Scientia Professor Mark Bradford has been elected a distinguished member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
brien holden
23 April 2013
The World Council of Optometry has awarded eye care innovator Professor Brien Holden with its highest honour, the Distinguished Service Medal.
23 April 2013
Science is expensive but cutting spending will be more costly in the long run, warns Professor Merlin Crossley.
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23 April 2013
The real and direct impact of ocean-going plastic is not where it ends up, but the route it takes from our beaches to the great ocean garbage patches, writes Erik Van Sebille.
22 April 2013
The first continental-scale reconstruction of temperatures over the past 2000 years highlights the unusual nature of the 20th century warming.
“Artist’s impression of a single phosphorus atom, placed in the vicinity of a silicon transistor. The atom is irradiated by microwaves to write quantum information on the spin of its nucleus, indicated by the arrow. The actual size of the nucleus is only one-millionth of the size of the atom.” Credit: Tony Melov
18 April 2013
In a world-first result, engineers from UNSW have demonstrated a quantum bit based on the nucleus of a single atom in silicon.
17 April 2013
People given large servings of food eat more than those given smaller servings, even after they have been taught about the impact, UNSW research shows
17 April 2013
It's impolite to draw attention to a comb-over, but the time has to come to speak about the cleverly disguised shortages affecting research funding, writes Merlin Crossley.