Science & Tech

fingerprint

While the data from a fingerprint is very hard to retrieve, cybercriminals can get around biometric technology in various ways. And having a weak passcode is like giving them a hall pass.

Martina de Marcos dives in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Martina de Marcos, a final year UNSW Sydney Masters student, has helped to ban single use plastic bags in developing nations through grassroots activism.

Banana plant

Biodegradable 'plastic' bags made out of banana plants sounds a bit...bananas, but a couple of UNSW researchers have found a way to do it, and it could solve two industrial waste problems in one.

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UNSW students and engineers are using human-centred engineering to help provide electricity to off-grid rural communities in Fiji.

Mark Hoffman

A three-point action plan from UNSW's Mark Hoffman proposes ways to increase tech skills in the Australian workforce and reduce our reliance on imported expertise.

Women taking selfie

Women invest more time and attention in appearance enhancement if they live in economically unequal environments - a phenomenon driven by status anxiety, according to a new study.

dementia screening app

Dementia screening could be as easy as using a smartphone app that listens to elderly people speak.

Raphael Grzebieta

UNSW Professor Raphael Grzebieta receives Lifetime Research Award at the 2019 National Transport Research Awards.

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'Intelligent' shape-shifting propeller blade monitors its own performance and adapts to changing conditions in the water.

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