A team of UNSW engineering students has successfully designed, built and launched an unmanned high-altitude balloon as part of a global challenge, travelling roughly one-third of the distance to space.
Economic development cannot be the sole or even the main consideration when judging the legitimacy of planning and development regulations, write Patrick Harris and Peter Sainsbury.
Australia's mining boom and its impact on Aboriginal communities will be the focus of a free public forum tonight at UNSW.
Disturbed landscapes, such as mine sites, which have been deemed to be successfully restored, won't necessarily see the return of wildlife such as koalas, a landmark Australian study finds.
An innovative cutting tool for the mining industry has won Engineering's Professor Liangchi Zhang UNSW's Inventor of the Year award.
Pioneering virtual reality technology behind a Sydney Film Festival event has also produced an innovative Australian export success story which will lift safety in China's mining industry.
UNSW researchers are using video game and virtual reality technology to develop new training tools with the potential to revolutionise safety training in the high-risk mining industry.
UNSW is supporting a new national effort to increase the supply of high quality mining engineer graduates in the midst of Australia's mining and minerals boom.