Science & Tech

Rat inside

Rats use their whiskers much like we use fingertips to feel objects, processing sensations in the same part of the brain, a new study has found.

Satellite inside

Demand for professionals in geospatial technologies such as GPS is exploding as Australia faces a critical shortage of graduates, a UNSW researcher has warned.

Sami Kara inside

UNSW's Life Cycle Engineering group has established a new collaboration with German researchers to focus on making multinational manufacturing processes and resource consumption more sustainable.

Ancestor inside skeleton

In a discovery that could rewrite the story of human evolution, scientists working in South Africa including UNSW's Andy Herries have identified the remains of a new species of ancient human.

Dyson finalists

Three designs by UNSW Faculty of Built Environment industrial design students in the running for this year's James Dyson Award.

Francois Martina inside

Everyday communication is changing rapidly. Thanks to UNSW research, one day you may be able to pick up an e-newspaper or see animations on your cereal box. In the 2010 edition of Research@UNSW we hear about this and other work that is changing the world.

Archibald inside

A painting featuring pioneering UNSW solar cell researcher Martin Green is in contention for one of Australia's biggest art prizes.

Dingo inside

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.

Space insidel

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.

ANFF inside

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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