Science & Tech

Aerial view of a depleted river in the Murray Darling system of rivers

Federal Labor has pledged to deliver the Murray Darling Basin Plan. But a new report casts serious doubt on that promise.

researchers in lab coats and masks analysing an array of  transistors

The transparent and flexible material could pave the way for emerging 2D electronic applications.

A woman clutches at her back and grimaces in pain

A treatment that trains both the brain and the body has shown important effects on pain and disability, a new study has found.

a hand holds a lit lightbulb in front of a solar panel

Expensive silicon has been used to produce the highest-efficiency solar panels. Now there’s a way to use cheaper raw materials.

gamer holding a controller playing a shooter game in the background

Researchers from UNSW Sydney help us understand why the genre is so popular.

man standing inside tunnel

There’s a whole lot of thought that goes into subterranean and underwater tunnel construction, say UNSW expert.

Amber Heard on the red carpet in a sparkly silver dress

It has long been thought the ancient Greeks used the Golden Ratio to beautify their art and architecture. Turns out that’s not really true.

3D illustration of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on the skin.

Researchers have uncovered an elaborate system for adaptation in Staphylococcus aureus, identifying and characterising mechanisms for multi-drug resistance and providing new lines for antibiotic defence.

a kangaroo with joey stands amid a burnt out forrest

Three chief authors of the State of the Environment Report provide its key findings. While it’s a sobering read, there are a few bright spots.

6G telecommunications

The next generation of wireless communication is already being developed… and is set to revolutionise the world around us.

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