Engineering

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An advanced technology being pioneered at UNSW to improve the efficiency of first generation silicon solar cells has turned two of the world’s leading solar manufacturers - Hanwha Solar and Suntech Power - into unlikely collaborators.

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Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has officially opened the Tyree Energy Technologies Building, UNSW's new home for energy research.

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The future of energy markets came under the spotlight at a major forum hosted by UNSW’s Australian Energy Research Institute.

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How does a music festival at an old coalmine in Germany inspire a technique for developing cheap silicon solar cells? For PhD student Jonathon Dore the three-minute answer is lasers.

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Let's outsource training to computer screens and concentrate on mentoring - putting the really important face-to-face time with teachers to much more effective use, write Woodie Flowers and Dror Ben-Naim.

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Today's standard lecture, as a knowledge delivery model, is a legacy of our pre-digital past. Why persist with them when technology provides better tools, asks Dror Ben-Naim.

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Giving students hands on experience through a virtual world is the next big step in education, writes Dror Ben-Naim.

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The Australian Energy Research Institute at UNSW has appointed internationally recognised industry expert George Maltabarow as its inaugural Chairman, bolstering important links to industry and government.

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Para-cyclist and mechanical engineering student Alexandra Green has been selected for the London Paralympics team.

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The future of a sustainable Australian space program is small, lightweight spacecraft using advanced technology with significant US involvement., writes Steven Tsitas.

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