Science & Tech

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UNSW is on track to reach its target of 30% female enrolments in engineering by 2020, after a record number of women received offers this year.

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UNSW Professor Michelle Simmons will deliver this year’s Australia Day address in New South Wales, the first female scientist to be given the honour.

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Scientists have reconstructed the brain architecture of the enigmatic Tasmanian tiger for the first time, revealing new information about its intelligence and social life.

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We humans are capable of vocalising many different words in a range of languages. But what is it that gives us a remakable and variable voice, asks Noel Hanna.

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Professor Lisa Randall of Harvard University spoke to CSIRO/UNSW's Associate Professor Lisa Harvey Smith about the strange nature of our Universe before her ThinkInc talk at Sydney's Seymour Centre.

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A rise in global temperatures of 2 degrees Celsius is likely to bring more extreme rainstorms to many parts of Australia even as other areas experience severe droughts, new research shows.  

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Could dark matter have triggered the extinction of the dinosaurs? Do extra dimensions exist? And what comes after the discovery of the Higgs boson? Harvard University’s Lisa Randall ponders the strange nature of the Universe.

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The influx of tropical fish due to climate change spells trouble for our kelp forests.

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For the first time, UNSW biomedical engineers have woven a ‘smart’ fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of one of nature’s ingenious materials, the bone tissue periosteum. 

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Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that led to the rapid melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and a three metre rise in global sea levels, new research shows.

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