Researchers are closer to creating a micro-aircraft that flies with the manoeuvrability and energy efficiency of an insect after decoding the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight.
Sampling just a few genes can reveal not only the "lifestyle" of marine microbes but their entire environments, new research suggests.
Breakthrough work on crash-proof computers, the genetics of toxic algae and space-based radar have won recognition for three UNSW researchers at the NSW Scientist of the Year awards.
Terry Tao, the Australian whiz kid who became a UCLA maths professor at 24, will reveal the mysterious world of prime numbers in a free public lecture at UNSW.
Kangaroos and wallabies are the most likely species to be involved in animal-related road accidents, a UNSW study has found.
Strategies for grass roots action on climate change will be outlined at a public symposium at UNSW. Hosted by the ABC's Robyn Williams, speakers include Senator Christine Milne and Mark Diesendorf.
UNSW solar cell researchers have played the key role in setting a new world record for solar power efficiency.
Brett Neilan has won a record third Eureka prize for his world-first research into water toxins. Also honoured in Australia's most prestigious science awards was Justin Gooding for his work on biosensors.
The oldest evidence of humans harnessing fire to forge stone tools has been uncovered in South Africa by an international team including UNSW's Dr Andy Herries.
Anti-psychotic drugs commonly prescribed to schizophrenics could help treat some major cancers, an Australian research team has found.