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The day is coming – some say has already arrived – when artificial intelligence starts to invent things that its human creators could not. But our laws are lagging behind this technology, UNSW experts say.

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Australia needs more investment in hydrological modelling and new infrastructure to reduce the impact of major flood events, UNSW expert says.

UNSW solar team in infrared

Innovative research from a UNSW team shows Earth’s radiant infrared heat can be used to generate electricity, even after the sun has set.

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There’s a lot of technological progress required before off-Earth mining operations can be considered feasible.

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Deep sand movements stirred up by intense storms may offset some of the impacts of coastal erosion caused by sea level rise.

Mars

Off-earth mining will be crucial if the dream of building cities in space is to become a reality.

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Australian research group will invest the next decade to advance the nation’s composite technologies capability and establish a world-leading industry.

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When groundwater comes to the surface, sunlight and air convert organic molecules to greenhouse gases. That’s going to be a problem as we will need this water more as the world warms.

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We are connecting ourselves, our homes and our workplaces to lots of internet-enabled devices: smartwatches, smart lightbulbs, toasters, fridges … How to keep all their data private?

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The transition to zero carbon will be one of the biggest shifts in the history of humankind. Australia could be a global leader in renewable innovation, so why don’t we invest in our future?

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