Science & Tech

LIEF inside

UNSW has won the largest share of any Australian university in the latest round of Federal Government research infrastructure funding.

Fiddler crab

Dishonesty may be more widespread in the animal kingdom than previously thought with new research showing that male fiddler crabs "lie" about their fighting ability.

Bionic eye inside

A prototype bionic eye developed at UNSW could be ready for human trials by 2012 following the announcement of a national research collaboration.

Rock fishing inside

UNSW engineers are analysing treacherous waves off Sydney's coast to help make the dangerous sport of rock fishing safer.

Petroleum inside

UNSW students have achieved impressive results with their research presentations at a major petroleum engineering conference.

Ron Cox inside

One of Australia's most experienced civil engineers, Associate Professor Ron Cox, has been named Civil Engineer of the Year by the country's peak engineering industry body.

Solar record inside

UNSW solar cell engineers have laid claim to another world record: this time the milestone of 25 per cent efficiency for a silicon solar cell.

Wetlands inside

The largest ever survey of the health of Australia's vital wetlands is underway, with a team of UNSW environmental researchers conducting a special aerial survey of waterbirds across the entire continent.

Barack Obama inside

If Barack Obama had taken his mother's surname and kept his childhood nickname, American voters might literally see "Barry Dunham" as a quite different presidential candidate, according to a new study on racial perception.

IPCC Chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri has called for urgent action to mitigate climate change impacts in this year's Wallace Wurth Memorial Lecture.

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