Science & Tech

Floodplain

The NSW Government's new draft floodplain harvesting policy is a welcome start, but implementing it will present considerable challenges, says a leading UNSW environmental scientist.

Carbon emission

A global assurance framework for carbon emission disclosures must be included in any plan to reduce Australia's carbon emissions, says a UNSW expert.

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Shanil Samarakoon, a Masters student in Marketing at the Australian School of Business, is leading a team that is bringing electricity to a small rural community in Sri Lanka.

Physclips website inside

Physclips, a set of multimedia learning and teaching materials developed for introductory physics, has won the Physics division of the 2007 Pirelli Prizes for Science Communication.

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An Australian-designed robot clarinet player has won first prize at an international orchestra competition.

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UNSW Conjoint Professor Toby Walsh has become the first Australian in a decade to be admitted as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

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UNSW engineers who played a vital role in responding to the devastating May 12 earthquake in China received a personal thankyou from Chinese officials this week.

Stromatolites inside

New studies, by UNSW researchers, of the world's most primitive living things suggest that life on Earth may have begun much earlier than the accepted date of about 3.5 billion years ago.

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UNSW engineers are using detailed satellite assessment to assist with the recovery from an earthquake which hit China on May 12, killing more than 60,000 people.

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The Premier, Morris Iemma, has told a senior Chinese audience that a new Confucius Institute at UNSW will bring "enormous benefits" to both countries.

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