Science & Technology

16_FirePower
16 May 2013
UNSW Canberra research suggests that 'wild’ fires like those that devastated the Warrumbungles are neither unexpected nor unpredictable, with implications for the way emergency personnel should respond.
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14 May 2013
Nature doesn't always abide by arbitrary borders, which is why local governments need to pool their resources to tackle coastal management, writes Tom FitzGerald.
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14 May 2013
Recent advances in deep brain stimulation have brought relief to patients with a range of neurological disorders, writes Dr Amy Reichelt.
Tomago wetlands - 2007 before the tide was restored (left) and in 2012.  after
13 May 2013
A near decade-long restoration of a Hunter Valley wetland has earned a team of UNSW engineers a National Trust Heritage Award for conservation.
sky
13 May 2013
Carbon dioxide levels have risen above 400 parts-per-million, but geoengineering is no alternative to reducing emissions, writes Professor Steve Sherwood.
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09 May 2013
Undergraduate computing students from UNSW have cleaned up at a national cyber security challenge run by the Australian government.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
surfing
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.
brain%20blue
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.
laserlow
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.
chips
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.
Masters_Apr4
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.
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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.
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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.
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26 April 2013
A low-cost wastewater treatment system built with recycled materials will help transfer Australian expertise to classrooms in Tunisia.
maths
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.
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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.
Gold-coins
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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