School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Scented products can make you smell worse

A UNSW researcher explains how our perceptions of smell differ and why products like perfume or deodorant don’t always make us smell nicer.

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If we want to mitigate and solve the many global environmental issues the world is facing, we can’t rely on technology alone, scientists have warned.

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The government plans to monitor sewage for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. And while this holds promise to tracking future local outbreaks, there are also some sticky ethical questions to consider.

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UNSW researchers have been awarded $2,571,992 across seven projects in the latest round of the government’s Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grants. 

Why bad odours hang around

Odour is all about perception and minimising it depends on what stage of the process you choose to target, a UNSW Engineering lecturer explains.

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Drivers on the way to Sydney Airport will stress test the new geopolymer concrete, which is made from industrial waste while emitting less greenhouse gas.

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UNSW researchers have helped develop an autonomous 3D mapping drone that slashes surveying times and has the potential to save lives, cut costs and even assist in disaster recovery.

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Researchers at the UNSW Water Research Laboratory have been tracking the variability, changes and trends in coastal erosion at Narrabeen-Collaroy since 1976. In April 2015, a severe east coast low battered the coastline of Sydney, with maximum waves reaching a record-breaking 14.9m.

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It is synonymous with an Aussie summer but the humble backyard hose could be a breeding ground for legionella bacteria, UNSW research has found.

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UNSW environmental engineer Stuart Khan will advise on new global drinking water guidelines following his appointment to a top World Health Organisation body.

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