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Australia is always on the move thanks to continental drift, which means the mapped coordinates of any place can get out of line with any GPS locating system, write Chris Rizos and Donald Grant.

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Spider silk is stronger than steel and Kevlar. Tapping into its secrets could herald a revolution in manufacturing, writes Sean Blamires.

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Futuristic sensing technologies to tackle major challenges in agriculture, health, security, the environment and industry will be showcased today at the official launch of the NSW Smart Sensing Network.

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This Femtosecond Laser System, residing at the Molecular Photonics Laboratories at UNSW, fires laser pulses in femtoseconds - billionths of a second.

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Individuals can do a number of things to reduce the impact of heat in their homes but it gets more complicated when considering the city as a whole, write Mathew Lipson and Melissa Hart. 

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A study of the fossil teeth of megafauna from Cuddie Springs in NSW suggests that climate change had a significant impact on the diets of these giants and may well have been a primary factor in their extinction.

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The prospect of foreign hackers interfering with democracy is not just an American story. It could happen in Australia too, and we need to guard against it, writes Greg Austin.

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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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