If properly designed, the proposed $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund would keep talented researchers in Australia and help bolster exactly the kind of high-tech clever manufacturing industries we need, writes Phil Hogg.
Mixed plastic and glass waste is set to become a valuable commodity with the establishment of an $8.8 million “green manufacturing” research hub at UNSW led by Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla.
Has a national obsession with Anzac hijacked centenary commemorations of the Great War? Read the full story and more in the latest issue of Uniken.
When a positive Indian Ocean dipole is coupled with an El Niño event, rainfall decreases dramatically across Australia, and such an event could be on the way, write Agus Santoso and Wenju Cai.
In what is being hailed by Chinese media as a “breakthrough” for collaboration with Chinese industry, UNSW has forged two separate deals focused on technology transfer and research commercialisation.
We still face a major chasm in knowledge about how our thinking and behaviour evolved to be so different from other apes, writes Darren Curnoe.
More than half a million Chinese orphans have been assisted by UNSW research over the past decade. Now the launch of a new program will ensure that work is continued.
At a cost of A$826 million, the processing and detention of around 2,500 asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is a scandalous waste of taxpayers' money, write Joyce Chia and Claire Higgins.
If Brazil can successfully host the World Cup, its rewards in the stock market, international trade, tourism and global politics will outweigh the huge costs of running the event, writes Tim Harcourt.
Elias Aboutanios examines the technology required for Inmarsat to bring in-flight internet to air travellers.