Science & Tech

teenage girl holding magnifying glass explores nature and the environment

We can all channel our inner amateur researcher and make a valuable contribution to science.

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The future of the world’s largest ice sheet and rising sea levels depend on urgent action on global warming, study finds.

Illustration of European renewable energy instead of Russian gas

UNSW expert Renate Egan explains how countries around the world have reacted to the oil and gas supply chain issues caused by the fallout of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

DNA gene helix spiral molecule structure

UNSW research has uncovered a ‘jumping gene’ which is vital for quickly suppressing an immune response to infection after a virus clears the body.

A hand is held just above rippling water

What is ‘structured water’ (aka hexagonal water, EZ water, or H3O2)? You might see people advertising it, but it’s not a real thing.

water on a leaf exhibiting surface tension

The same force that allows water to climb trees may prevent it from flowing through nanoscopic pores in certain materials.

Aerial view of a depleted river in the Murray Darling system of rivers

Federal Labor has pledged to deliver the Murray Darling Basin Plan. But a new report casts serious doubt on that promise.

researchers in lab coats and masks analysing an array of  transistors

The transparent and flexible material could pave the way for emerging 2D electronic applications.

A woman clutches at her back and grimaces in pain

A treatment that trains both the brain and the body has shown important effects on pain and disability, a new study has found.

a hand holds a lit lightbulb in front of a solar panel

Expensive silicon has been used to produce the highest-efficiency solar panels. Now there’s a way to use cheaper raw materials.

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