Science & Tech

Carbon emissions inside

No matter how you juggle the numbers and fiddle the details, the latest changes to the emissions trading scheme are a disappointing vote for the status quo, write Dr Regina Betz and Dr Iain MacGill.

Celine steinfeld inside

Research into the sustainable management of floodplains has netted UNSW doctoral student Celine Steinfeld the inaugural $60,000 Peter Cullen Postgraduate Scholarship.

Dragon inside

The Komodo dragon is deadlier than previously thought, with new research revealing the giant lizards immobilize their prey with a venomous bite before killing their victims.

Bmcneil bookcover inside

The decline of the Hummer sends an ominous economic warning to Australian leaders if they want to rely on relics of the past to grow our economy in the future, writes Dr Ben McNeil.

Carr mitchell inside

Pinpointing new risk factors associated with schizophrenia will be part of the research focus of Australia's first Chair in Schizophrenia Epidemiology and Population Health at UNSW.

Solar cell inventor Professor Stuart Wenham has won the top prize at the 2009 Inventor of the Year awards hosted by New South Innovations.

Alexandra Bennett inside

UNSW graduate engineer Alexandra Bennett has won recognition for a student project focused on helping drought-proof Australia's farms.

Badmood inside

There's an upside to feeling down when the weather is gloomy: your memory is far more accurate than it is on bright and sunny days, a UNSW study suggests.

Climate change inside

The increases in temperature extremes Australia faces this century due to climate change will not be quite as large as some have feared, according to a new study by UNSW researchers.

Richard Buckland inside

High school students are getting a head start on university-level computing studies through an innovative online lecture project.

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