Science & Tech

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Australia's recent heatwave is a taste of what our future will bring unless humans can rapidly and deeply cut our greenhouse emissions, write Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Andrew King and Matthew Hale.

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Be alert but not alarmed about the issues surrounding gene therapy, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The discovery of extremely high levels of pollution at the bottom of two of the Earth’s deepest oceanic trenches highlights the far-reaching impact of human activities, says UNSW marine ecologist Katherine Dafforn.

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Unprecedented "marches for science" through major cities across the globe in April will bring leading scientists, including Nobel Laureates, together around  a political, and a more fundamental, challenge, writes Emma Johnston.

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The Composites Manufacturing Robot located at UNSW’s Automated Composites Laboratory uses narrow carbon or glass fibre tape to create custom composite parts up to three metres long. It is the only one of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

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In a case of sophisticated scientific sleuthing, a UNSW researcher has helped pin down the source of an unprecedented outbreak of streptococcal disease in China.

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The changes we are making to the planet have become so profound that we seemingly hold the evolutionary fate of millions of species in our hands, writes Darren Curnoe.

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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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