Science & Tech

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Australia's dingo and the New Guinea Singing Dog may be the world's oldest dog breeds, according to a new genetic study into the animal dubbed man's best friend.

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A program to encourage high school students into space-based research and study is among three UNSW projects to receive more than $9 million in Australian Space Research Program funding.

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Australia's place in the international nanotechnology market has been strengthened with the opening of a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility at UNSW.

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A public education campaign is urgently needed to inform Australians about the threats posed by tsunamis, UNSW experts say.

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Ever wondered what it would be like on the Red Planet? You can see the next best thing right here in Australia's vast and ancient desert regions.

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Australian and US scientists have sequenced the first indigenous genomes, revealing southern Africans to be among the world's most genetically diverse people. The findings, reported in Nature, have major implications for the treatment of complex diseases.

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Vaccination programs against whooping cough may not be fully effective because the bacteria that cause the disease have mutated, a UNSW study has found.

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Simple single-celled algae use highly sophisticated quantum physics to harvest and convert solar energy for their survival, a new study suggests.

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Beef produced in feedlots has a smaller carbon footprint than meat raised exclusively on pastures, according to the surprise results of a new study.

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A breakthrough technology to seal surgical wounds without stitches will be developed for use in delicate brain surgery thanks to a major federal government grant.

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