Science & Tech


The long-distrance transport industry's productivity-based remuneration and the high number of permitted driving hours are a formula for death on our roads, writes Ann Williamson.


UNSW researchers are revolutionising medical research by creating virtual reality technology that allows scientists to walk around the landscape of human cells.


If we really want to reduce beach drownings, more research needs to be done to determine the most effective ways to educate people about rip currents, writes Rob Brander.


A Crest-tailed Mulgara, a small carnivorous marsupial presumed extinct in NSW for more than century, has been discovered in Sturt National Park north-west of Tibooburra.


Parental views have a big impact on the decisions that children make, write Drew Adams and Natalie Chapman, so it's vital that mums and dads support their daughters in STEM careers.


A reimagining of a modern computer chip by Australian engineers shows how a quantum computer can be manufactured – using mostly standard silicon components.


Darren Curnoe reports on his recent excavation at the famous Niah Caves in Borneo.


The 1912 death of Scott of the Antarctic and four companions has long been blamed on poor planning by Scott, but documents discovered by UNSW researcher Crhis Turney reveal a different story.


The Greater Bilby has not been seen in the wild in NSW for more than a century. Deborah Smith reports on an ambitious comeback plan.


UNSW Magazine sat down with Lyria Bennett Moses, Robert Brooks and Maurice Pagnucco to discuss the latest Grand Challenge, Living With 21st Century Technology. This is an edited version of the conversation.