Science & Tech

Virtual Mining inside

UNSW researchers are using video game and virtual reality technology to develop new training tools with the potential to revolutionise safety training in the high-risk mining industry.

Eureka inside

UNSW researchers have set a new record for nominations in the Eureka Prizes this year, with 10 individuals and research groups named as finalists for the prestigious science awards.

Implantable Bionics inside

UNSW's new Centre for Implantable Bionics will place the university at the forefront of research in a vital new medical field.

Batgirl inside

UNSW PhD student, Caragh Threlfall, haunts Sydney by night in search of tiny insect-eating bats to learn more about one of Earth's least-studied mammals.

India Rao inside

The rise and rise of science in India is the subject of a public lecture to be given by one of that nation's foremost scientists.

Matt England inside

The Banksia Environmental Foundation has named Professor Matthew England the 2008 Mercedes-Benz Australian Research Award winner.

Men women diet V2 inside

Diet can strongly influence how long you live and reproduce, but now UNSW scientists have discovered that what works best for males may not be best for females.

A team of micro-choppers and self-guiding robot ground vehicles from UNSW Engineering has made a big impression at an international competition.

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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