Science & Tech

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In this special Speaking With podcast episode, a panel of artists and researchers speculates on the end of the world due to artificial intelligence and killer robots, as though it has already happened.

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The first Australian satellite in 15 years, UNSW-EC0, was successfully deployed from the International Space Station, and UNSW engineers are working to make contact when it next passes above Sydney.

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Two of Australia’s new satellites will deploy from the International Space Station at 3:25pm (AEST) today. A live feed is available at UNSW ground station, plus telemetry graphics.

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UNSW researchers have helped develop an autonomous 3D mapping drone that slashes surveying times and has the potential to save lives, cut costs and even assist in disaster recovery.

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New claims that humans evolved in Europe rather than Africa need to be treated with a good deal of caution, writes Darren Curnoe.

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UNSW New Generation Network Scholar Vaibhav Gaikwad is reframing Australia-India relations while turning mountains of e-waste into valuable products - including a set of Gandhi spectacles that symbolise India's bid to clean up its environment.

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As part of National Science Week, a panel of leading scientists including Paul Davies and UNSW's Martin Van Kranendonk will address some of space exploration's biggest questions at the Sydney Opera House.

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Australia must commit to new “highly secure” systems instead of using inherently vulnerable software and machines, writes Greg Austin.

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A comparison of conditions on either side of Australia’s dingo fence has revealed that extermination of these apex predators affects not only the abundance of other animals and plants, but also the quality of the soil.

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Life on the land could have started millions of years earlier on Earth than first thought. This could change the way we think about life developing elsewhere in the universe, writes Tara Djokic.

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