Science & Tech

Mars inside

Ever wondered what it would be like on the Red Planet? You can see the next best thing right here in Australia's vast and ancient desert regions.

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Australian and US scientists have sequenced the first indigenous genomes, revealing southern Africans to be among the world's most genetically diverse people. The findings, reported in Nature, have major implications for the treatment of complex diseases.

Whoopingcough inside

Vaccination programs against whooping cough may not be fully effective because the bacteria that cause the disease have mutated, a UNSW study has found.

Algae curmi inside

Simple single-celled algae use highly sophisticated quantum physics to harvest and convert solar energy for their survival, a new study suggests.

Cattle inside

Beef produced in feedlots has a smaller carbon footprint than meat raised exclusively on pastures, according to the surprise results of a new study.

Surgerywithoutstitches inside

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.

Computergames inside

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.

Wollemipine inside

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.

CFLBulbs inside

Most new energy-efficient CFL globes fail to live up to manufacturers' claims that they emit as much light as an "equivalent" incandescent lamp.

Sun inside

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.

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