Science & Technology

Team Confufish
05 December 2013
A team of UNSW engineering students has been awarded a $50,000 Microsoft Imagine Cup grant for an idea that will help charities distribute food more efficiently.
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03 December 2013
Marine scientist Professor Emma Johnston is co-starring in Coast Australia, a new television series exploring the country’s coastline and telling the stories of the people and wildlife living there.
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03 December 2013
Australia’s investment in science is going backwards and will drive the nation’s best and brightest towards better opportunities offshore, the Australian Academy of Science has warned.
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02 December 2013
Cylindrical shaped nanoparticles are seven times more deadly than traditional spherical ones when delivering drugs to breast cancer cells, an international team of researchers has discovered.
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02 December 2013
Inspired by Sir Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic expedition almost exactly a century ago, two UNSW Scientists have set off on a modern-day voyage to retrace the route taken by the Australian scientist and explorer. BLOG
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02 December 2013
Leading international and Australian experts on economics, the environment and carbon trading will gather at UNSW next week for a symposium on Limits to Growth.
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29 November 2013
One of the world’s strangest animals – a legless, leaping fish that lives on land –uses camouflage to avoid attacks by predators such as birds, lizards and crabs, new research shows.
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28 November 2013
Engineering student and Space Leadership Scholarship winner Eren Gorur is helping drive Australia into a new, more secure era of space research.
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28 November 2013
Winemakers will gain new insight into the micro-organisms in their ferments thanks to a new a research partnership between the Australian Wine Research Institute and UNSW’s Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics.
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27 November 2013
Rip currents claim more lives in Australia on average each year than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined, UNSW research shows.
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22 November 2013
A UNSW-led team of Australian researchers who succeeded in growing cloned embryos containing the DNA of an extinct frog has been named in Time magazine’s top 25 inventions for 2013.
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22 November 2013
Eminent British physicist, Professor Sir Michael Pepper, has been awarded UNSW’s highest honour – the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa.
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22 November 2013
Critics of a popular Instagram contributor should read up on nutrition science before attacking her vegan diet, argues Rebecca LeBard. 
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21 November 2013
Three UNSW researchers are finalists in The Australian Innovation Challenge, a competition that offers cash prizes to commercialise the country’s best ideas.
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18 November 2013
UNSW Science postgraduate research students have helped found the Sydney Society for Conservation Biology and will launch a "Conservation Conversations" public seminar series at UNSW this week.
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18 November 2013
Unusual El Niños, like those that led to the extraordinary super El Niño years of 1982 and 1997, will occur twice as often under even modest global warming scenarios.
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14 November 2013
With so many daily distractions, we live in a procrastinator's paradise, but accepting we are prone to delaying unpleasant tasks can allow us to manage our behaviour and become more productive, writes Amy Reichelt.
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14 November 2013
Online, businesses are fuelled by economic forces that favour the creation of superstars at the expense of all but the smallest of niche rivals, writes Paul McCarthy. 
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13 November 2013
India's mission to Mars will search for methane and could reveal an important aspect about the history of water on the red planet, writes Malcolm Walter.
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11 November 2013
An Australian expert on remote sensing technology has been honoured for his contributions to the field’s development throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
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06 November 2013
Mission-directed research has become dominant but it is curiosity-driven research that leads to breakthroughs, making long-term commitment to both vital, writes Merlin Crossley.
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05 November 2013
An extinct species of a carnivorous platypus about a metre long – the largest platypus ever found – has been discovered in the famous Riversleigh World Heritage Area by UNSW researchers.
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04 November 2013
Introducing a draft bill to remove the carbon tax is a symbolic first act of parliament for Prime Minister Tony Abbott but he faces a rocky road in getting a deal done, writes Donna Green.
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04 November 2013
UNSW researchers investigating nanomedicine, smart plastics, cellular biology and the physics of the early universe, have won four of the eight NSW Science and Engineering Awards for 2013.
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01 November 2013
UNSW scientists carrying out research on mental health, the laws of the universe, energy storage and climate extremes have won five of this year’s nine NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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