Termites and ants are mortal enemies and will fight to the death if necessary. Yet armies of sightless termites carry out their work within millimetres of ant nests thanks to an incredible talent that could be of interest to the defence and counter-espionage industries.
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.
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.
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.