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Urban development

Building underground can solve problems for city planners, but UNSW expert Dr Asal Bidarmaghz warns that planning is needed to ensure subterranean solutions are sustainable.

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By 2062, experts estimate that we will have created machines as intelligent as humans. Already AI has become so integrated into our everyday lives that it’s often hard to detect… from home robots to smartphones telling you the fastest route home at the press of a button. 

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Basic research is best when it’s allowed to proceed on merit, rather than with political interference, says an open letter from 63 leading researchers protesting government interference in ARC grants.

Kensington Mall with Globe sculpture

ARC funding supports UNSW academics participating in cooperative national and international facilities and partnering with business, industry and the community.

Scientia Building at Kensington Campus

This 2022 round of grants will support research across UNSW Sydney’s six faculties, with topics ranging from cooling technologies for urban heat mitigation to systemic risk in insurance.

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UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs, says the approval is an exciting milestone in a collaboration that has been decades in the making.

bionic hand

Science-fiction books, TV series and movies have often explored the idea of individuals gaining superhuman powers thanks to medical implants – think the Bionic Woman, or the Six Million Dollar Man.

Bionics exoskeleton

Once-futuristic bionic devices are now a reality, but UNSW expert Dr Michael Stevens says we’re not yet living in a world as portrayed in films and on TV.

Solar panels on suburban roof tops

Almost one in three Australian homes now have solar panels – but as even more solar systems are installed, we face a growing challenge of managing temporary solar shutdowns. 

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UNSW Engineering stories this year were filled with great discoveries, including the missing jigsaw piece in quantum computing to a new way of making green ammonia.

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