Science & Tech

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UNSW Photovoltaics PhD Martha Lenio completed eight months on board a Mars simulation mission. She now has a much deeper understanding of what's involved on such a mammoth interstellar trip.

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Electrical brain stimulation is used to treat a range of conditions, from depression to epilepsy. But how confident are we that it works, ask Martin Héroux, Colleen Loo and Simon Gandevia.

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Seher Ata has created a virtual reality module offering her students a fully interactive and immersive journey through the mysterious world of mineral processing.

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UNSW's School of Mining Engineering is hosting free information seminars for high-school students where they can find out about 15 new scholarships worth more than $700,000.

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Two remote off-grid villages on the tiny Fijian island of Vanua Levu are looking forward to their first reliable source of refrigeration thanks to, rather ironically, their local hot spring.

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A decade after the first coordinated cyber attack, the players might be the same, but cyber operations have changed dramatically, writes Tom Sear.

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We may have finally said goodbye to the destructive personal attacks of the past and moved on to figuring out what the Hobbit really is, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Degradation and destruction of mudflats thousands of kilometres away has contributed to a dramatic decline in the number of migratory shorebirds in Australia, new research shows.

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Three Australian research satellites – two built at UNSW – blasted off just after 1am to the International Space Station, where they will deploy in orbit to explore the little-understood thermosphere.

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Australia's hoping to take a share of the billion-dollar space industry with the launch of its first totally Australian-built satellites in 15 years, writes Andrew Dempster.

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