Science & Tech

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Australia should play to its strengths to develop and increase exports of its existing expertise in cyber security rather than other military exports, writes Greg Austin.

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Truck drivers are still underpaid and overworked despite numerous surveys pointing to the risks associated with long-haul driving, writes Ann Williamson.

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Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons has been named 2018 Australian of the Year.

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Australia is the best place for young people and researchers to pursue what they love and realise their dreams, UNSW scientist and 2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons said in her award speech.

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UNSW congratulates Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons, who was tonight named 2018 Australian of the Year in recognition of her pioneering research and inspiring leadership in quantum computing.

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We all believe weather forecasters so we should trust the same scientists when they predict how the climate will change over decades, write Emma Johnston and Alex Sen Gupta.

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UNSW scientist Michelle Simmons is in the running to be named Australian of the Year this week for her pioneering physics research and inspiring leadership in quantum computing.

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Despite persistent buzz, the falling cost of electric cars isn't enough to guarantee sales in Australia, write Graciela Metternicht and Gail Broadbent.

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Subsidies would encourage the uptake of electric vehicles but they would need to be tailored and temporary, writes S Travis Waller.

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As part of its aim for 30% female enrolments in engineering by 2020, UNSW is bringing Year 11 and 12 girls to campus for a week of hands-on activities that offer a taste of the booming profession.

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