Science & Tech

ASimmons

A trailblazer in biomedical engineering and a role model for aspiring female engineers, Professor Anne Simmons from UNSW is a finalist for the 2012 NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year Award.

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A new study has found that record high sea-surface temperatures off northern Australia were also responsible for the downpour that devastated much of Queensland in December 2010.

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While certain aspects of last week's budget were welcomed by the higher education sector, it missed the mark on Australia's research performance, writes Les Field.

Gaus

The Australian Academy of Science has presented three UNSW academics with early career awards, in recognition of their contribution to the fields of medicine, mathematics and earth sciences.

Billiards

When it comes to pool, there’s nothing worse than a shonky table: a new study has found the same goes at the nano-scale, where the “billiard balls” are electrons moving across a “table” made of semiconductor gallium arsenide.

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Now that NASA has stopped funding Australia for near-Earth asteroid research, we’ll watch on as the rest of the world takes the next step in space exploration, writes Duncan Steele.

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The most surprising part of the ABC documentary "I can change your mind" was Nick Minchin’s choice of experts: they were all duds who would only influence the gullible, writes Michael Ashley.

Michael Ashley

Scientists may not agree on the "balance" shown in a new ABC documentary on climate change, but giving a sceptic equal airtime to expose the weakness of their argument may not be such a bad thing, writes Michael Ashley.

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Oceanographer Dr Trevor McDougall is one of Australia’s most-awarded scientists and a newly elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He joins UNSW as a Professor in the Faculty of Science.

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A project to develop low-tech fish farming systems in Papua New Guinea is providing a new source of cheap food and income for thousands of people.

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