Simple single-celled algae use highly sophisticated quantum physics to harvest and convert solar energy for their survival, a new study suggests.
Beef produced in feedlots has a smaller carbon footprint than meat raised exclusively on pastures, according to the surprise results of a new study.
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.
Australian computer game designers have taken on the rest of the world in a 48-hour, non-stop contest co-organised in Sydney by UNSW.
UNSW students have sequenced the genome of the ancient Wollemi Pine - a world first that could reveal how a "dinosaur" of the tree kingdom has survived 200 million years.
Most new energy-efficient CFL globes fail to live up to manufacturers' claims that they emit as much light as an "equivalent" incandescent lamp.
UNSW's world-leading solar cell research has received a boost with a $4 million grant to further develop high-efficiency silicon solar cell technology.
The seemingly miraculous life-giving properties of water in Australia's parched heartlands are the subject of a documentary on ABC TV, featuring UNSW's Richard Kingsford.
The arrival of superfast quantum computing is closer following recent breakthroughs by an international team led by UNSW researchers.
Most Australians believe climate change is happening now and is caused by human activity, according to preliminary results from a new national survey.