Engineering

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UNSW has secured funding for one of six new Australia-China Joint Research Centres, designed to meet the many challenges facing the minerals, metallurgy and materials industries in both countries.

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A new Australian–US research institute led by UNSW will foster rapid development of “over the horizon” photovoltaic technology and establish Australia as the solar cell research hub of the Asia-Pacific.

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UNSW will host a lecture to be delivered by one of today's leading authorities on computer science, Professor Christos H. Papadimitriou, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the father of modern computer science, Alan Turing.

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With few Australians conforming strictly to the traditional 9 to 5 working day, now is the time to recalibrate to a new time system, argues Stuart Khan.

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The winners of the Nobel Prize have shown that quantum mechanics has many exciting applications, ranging from quantum computing to foundations of quantum theory, explains Andrea Morello.

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An international team of physicists has pushed the boundaries on ultra-precise measurement by harnessing the unusual properties of quantum light waves in a new way.

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A research team led by Australian engineers has created the first working quantum bit based on a single atom in silicon, opening the way to ultra-powerful quantum computers of the future.

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Engineering student Alex Green can now add ‘Paralympic medallist’ to her long list of achievements, after winning bronze in cycling at the London games.

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Mathematical models are being used to identify high-risk passenger air traffic routes for spreading disease, helping to avert potential pandemics.

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Increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will have unforeseen impacts on the quality of our drinking water, UNSW researchers warn.

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