Science & Tech

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You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as data loss and latency to ensure a smooth connection.

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Marine scientist Mariana Mayer Pinto is part of the Australian team nominated as a finalist for a new prize established by the UK’s Royal Foundation.

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Under a new code, rural landholders in NSW will be allowed to clear up to 25 metres of land outside their property boundary. This will be devastating for the wildlife that live or migrate there.

Advance care planning

A UNSW Sydney researcher has received a grant to make end of life planning more accessible for older adults.

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High-performing UNSW researchers have been awarded 33 medical and health research fellowships.

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A fundamental discovery in materials science has potential applications for water filtration and energy storage.

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So many climate models, so little time … A new way of measuring ocean temperatures helps scientists sort the likely from unlikely scenarios of global warming.

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Home quarantine apps face serious privacy, security and bias issues. Home detention ankle tags might be a better option.

Giulia Ferretto planting Posidonia australis underwater in Port Stephens

A ‘storm squad’ of volunteers are collecting seagrass fragments used to rehabilitate endangered Posidonia.

Renewable energy

Everything you ever wanted to know about the way we will ultimately derive all our power from renewable sources, and how quickly it will be achieved.

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