Science & Tech

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In spite of some recent positive actions, Australia still lacks a comprehensive and long-term plan for the STEM sector.

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The researchers' vision is for direct communication between a wired brain and an external device, an achievement that could revolutionise health care, entertainment and the way humans interact with their environments.

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Scientists will be able to detect cancer earlier from blood samples after advances were made in detecting microRNA molecules using gold-plated nanoparticles.

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Women take sexy selfies to compete with other women and climb the social ladder in economically unequal environments, new research suggests.

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Australia has one of the most secure electoral systems imaginable thanks to paper ballots. Cybersecurity experts caution against e-voting.

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Drawing on her knowledge of silk-based biomaterials, Dr Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina is improving technology that could repair the hearts of cardiac patients.

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The agreement will support 10 major technological innovation projects undertaken by UNSW researchers and Chinese institutes.

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While recent attention has been focused on Russia’s efforts to influence American politics, new analysis suggests Australia has also been a target – and continues to be a target – of covert foreign influence.

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With New South Wales suffering winter bushfires and temperature records tumbling around the globe, Australian leaders in Canberra have picked a bad time to jettison climate policy in favour of political bickering.

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In 2017 18.8 million people were displaced by natural disasters, with floods accounting for 8.6 million. Climate change is poised to drive those numbers higher still.

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