Science & Tech

Ron Cox inside

One of Australia's most experienced civil engineers, Associate Professor Ron Cox, has been named Civil Engineer of the Year by the country's peak engineering industry body.

Solar record inside

UNSW solar cell engineers have laid claim to another world record: this time the milestone of 25 per cent efficiency for a silicon solar cell.

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The largest ever survey of the health of Australia's vital wetlands is underway, with a team of UNSW environmental researchers conducting a special aerial survey of waterbirds across the entire continent.

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If Barack Obama had taken his mother's surname and kept his childhood nickname, American voters might literally see "Barry Dunham" as a quite different presidential candidate, according to a new study on racial perception.

IPCC Chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri has called for urgent action to mitigate climate change impacts in this year's Wallace Wurth Memorial Lecture.

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UNSW has again excelled in the annual Young Tall Poppy Science awards, winning five of the 13 prizes on offer.

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Two leading UNSW Chemical Engineering academics have been honoured with prestigious awards for their research achievements.

Shi inside

Solar-generated electricity will cost the same as coal-fired power in less than five years, China's "Sun King" and UNSW alumnus Dr Zhengrong Shi has predicted during a visit to the University.

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Australia's leading climate scientists have written to the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, urging him to adopt an emission reduction target for Australia of 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.

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Technology being developed by UNSW's Associate Professor Greg Leslie could offer new hope to drought-affected farms by allowing irrigation using salty groundwater.

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