Science & Tech

UNSW is this week hosting an energy debate -'Nuclear and Solar Energies: Facts and Fictions Demystified'.

Solar cell scientist Thorsten Trupke has won the 2010 UNSW Inventor of the Year Award for a world-first technology that is improving the competitiveness of the solar industry.

Alex jordan inside

Why aren't males even more promiscuous? Why are feelings of disgust so hard to shake? And why do some bad memories make you feel like a failure? UNSW's next generation of science researchers provide some answers.

Bilby inside

The gentle bilby - Australia's stand-in for the Easter bunny - had an ancient relative that was a far more fearsome little beast, a new study has found.

UNSW has announced Australia's first professorship in electricity power economics, thanks to a $1.25 million commitment from EnergyAustralia.

Stem cell inside

Stem cell-based treatment for currently incurable diseases has moved a step closer following a world first breakthrough by UNSW scientists.

Terror bird inside

An ancient "terror bird" used an agile attack-and-retreat fighting strategy reminiscent of the bobbing and weaving of boxer Muhammad Ali, scientists have found.

Martin green

The world-record in solar cell efficiency, a new class of cancer drugs, and a low-energy system for irrigation have won three UNSW researchers Eureka prizes - Australia's most prestigious science awards.

Bread inside

Bread loaded with vegetable goodness and ice cream with a rice bubble-twist created by UNSW Food Science students have dominated a national competition for new food ideas.

Biochar inside

Up to 12 percent of the world's human-caused greenhouse gas emissions could be offset by producing biochar from plants and other organic material, according to a new study.

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