Science & Tech

Energy building inside

UNSW has ensured its role as a key contributor to creating a sustainable and secure energy future following a $75 million funding announcement from the Federal Government.

Redback spider

While large males outperform smaller spiders in head-to-head mating contests, the faster-maturing smaller ones make more successful lovers, a new study reveals.

The world's most precise clock might be made as small as a wristwatch with a new design proposed by an international team of physicists.

Something vital is missing in the far distant reaches of the Universe: hydrogen - the raw material for stars, planets and possible life. The puzzling discovery has been made by a team of Australian astronomers.

King prawns are back on the menu after a seven-year absence at Wallagoot Lake on the NSW south coast, thanks to a restocking program lead by UNSW scientists

An innovative approach to studying genetics has provided new information about how Australia's dwindling remnants of rainforest will cope as the planet grows warmer due to climate change.

Emotional rehab inside

People can regain the ability to interpret emotion after a severe brain injury through an innovative self-training approach, a new study has found.

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.

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