Science & Tech

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UNSW Canberra will host a new facility in partnership with the French Space Agency CNES, bringing together the right people in the same place to design a space mission.

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The announcement that Australia will finally create its own space agency has opened the door for a long-held dream for many: a home-grown Australian astronaut.

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Evidence shows that on certain physics questions, otherwise high-performing female students under-perform compared to their male peers. Kate Wilson, Anna Wilson and David Low want to know why.

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A UNSW Canberra agreement with the Australian National University means Australia now has the facilities to come up to speed with the international space sector.

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Small native mammals eat more plant seeds than had been realised, and their loss to predators such as foxes and feral cats has likely caused significant changes to vegetation in outback Australia.

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Australia was a significant global space player during the 1950s and 1960s. Now we're one of only two OECD countries not to have a space agency. What happened?

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Sunswift Violet, designed and built by engineering students at UNSW, is on its way to Darwin to compete in the World Solar Challenge. 

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Protecting Australia's water by using satellites to collect local data is just one practical argument supporting the nation's need for a space agency, writes Andrew Dempster.

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Almost 50 years after it was predicted that rapidly rotating stars would emit polarised light, a UNSW-led team of scientists has observed the phenomenon for the first time.

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Buried ice on Mars could be a water source for interplanetary visits of the future, write Sophia Casanova, Andrew Dempster and Serkan Saydam. 

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