UNSW researchers are a step closer to demonstrating that explosives – rather than water – could be used to extinguish an out-of-control bushfire.

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For the second year in a row, UNSW computer science and engineering students have claimed the top three positions in the gruelling 24-hour national Cyber Security Challenge.

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Three female science and engineering students from UNSW have been awarded Defence Science and Technology Organisation scholarships valued at up to $40,000 each.

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UNSW’s first MOOC to be offered via the education platform Coursera – Introduction to Systems Engineering – goes live on 28 April and more than 20,000 students have already enrolled.

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Construction of the new School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering precinct at UNSW is underway following a substantial philanthropic donation from businessman Len Ainsworth.

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UNSW’s innovation culture has been boosted with the appointments of entrepreneurs Mike Cannon-Brookes and Ori Allon, who will advise on developing student start-ups.

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Tech entrepreneur and UNSW alumnus Dr Ori Allon will advise the School of Computer Science and Engineering on ways to encourage students to explore and incubate their start-up ideas.

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UNSW scientists are leading the international race to make the sci-fi world of quantum computing an everyday reality. 

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UNSW researchers are using artificial intelligence to create a computer network that is able to regulate its own consumption of public cloud services.

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Some level of scepticism is a good thing. But thinking that all scientists and engineers are wrong until proven otherwise is no way to promote a rational discussion about climate change, argues Fiona Johnson.