Science & Technology

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31 March 2014
Science and business have more in common than some may want to admit, but it is the differences that make collaboration worthwhile, writes Merlin Crossley.
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31 March 2014
The latest UN report on the vulnerability of societies to the impacts of climate change provides yet another call to act, writes the Sydney Morning Herald scientist-in-residence, UNSW's Fiona Johnson. 
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28 March 2014
Expert hydrologist Dr Fiona Johnson will provide scientific input into news coverage of the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
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28 March 2014
Used by more than 400 educational institutions worldwide, eLearning software developed at UNSW has raised $10 million from investors to go global.
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27 March 2014
UNSW has jumped four places to be ranked fourth in Australia in high-quality research publications, according to the latest Nature Publishing Index for the Asia-Pacific region. 
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26 March 2014
For their stellar contributions to advancing the sum of human knowledge, Professors Rose Amal and Matthew England have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
merlin
25 March 2014
Discoveries in biology will underpin advances in agriculture, environmental science and medicine that are vital for a strong economic future, writes Merlin Crossley.
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24 March 2014
The Southern Ocean is remote, fast moving and full of large eddies, so the missing aircraft will be increasingly difficult to locate if debris is not found soon, writes Erik van Sebille.
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20 March 2014
A UNSW-led team of researchers studying dolphins that use sponges as tools has shown that social behaviour can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.
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19 March 2014
UNSW scientists have developed a new evolutionary theory on why consuming a diet that is very low in nutrients extends lifespan in laboratory animals – research that could hold clues to promoting healthier ageing in humans.
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18 March 2014
Simulating the behaviours of individuals is the key to designing better transport policies in our cities and towns, an international symposium hosted by UNSW has been told.
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18 March 2014
Could NSW's future power demands be met with renewable energy? UNSW water engineers think pumped hydro storage holds the key.
A "pollinator" installs a solar lamp.
14 March 2014
Engineering student Jiefei Wang spent four weeks in India, helping to provide solar power to the urban poor. He documented his work in a photo essay.
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14 March 2014
The construction of two large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants in NSW could be the tipping point for Australia's renewable energy industry, writes Vassilios Agelidis.
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14 March 2014
New 'lab-on-a-chip' devices could be made in seconds and at very low cost with a new manufacturing process developed by UNSW PhD candidate Ryan Pawell. 
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13 March 2014
Remote sensing satellites have advantages over conventional air and sea searches and could play a key role in locating the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, writes Linlin Ge. 
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12 March 2014
Poisoning of dingoes – the top predators in the Australian bush – has a deleterious effect on small native mammals such as marsupial mice and bandicoots, a UNSW-led study shows.
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11 March 2014
Ultimately the truth will emerge about why Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared and hopefully the causes of the tragedy will provide important lessons to make flying even safer, writes Jason Middleton.
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08 March 2014
For her exceptional leadership and research, marine ecologist Emma Johnston has won the inaugural Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science, awarded by the Australian Academy of Science on International Women's Day.
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06 March 2014
With pressure mounting to finally build Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek, how can we avoid the noise mistakes of the past, ask Marion Burgess and David Southgate. 
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06 March 2014
Engineering students, including a record number of women, have their sights set on the biomedical industry, with a 40% increase in demand for UNSW’s degree.
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27 February 2014
Extremely hot temperatures over land have dramatically increased in number and area despite claims that the rise in global average temperatures has slowed over the past 10 to 20 years, new research shows.
labmerlin
26 February 2014
'Good deed' research rarely makes money or generates revenue, but it is in our children's interest, and our own, to fund it, writes Merlin Crossley.
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26 February 2014
UNSW researchers have taken the first step towards creating a self-driving car by fitting sensors and other technology to a vehicle owned by car sharing service GoGet.
HEAT
20 February 2014
Using a telescope installed at the driest place on earth, Antarctica's Ridge A, a UNSW-led team has identified the early stages of a giant cloud of molecular gas – the birthplace of stars.

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