Science & Tech

fake news

In the era of fake news, lightning-quick news cycles and algorithm-determined social media feeds only make matters worse, writes Rachel Visontay.

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INGENUITY, a new magazine focusing on the frontiers of engineering research at UNSW and with a global distribution, was launched this week by Dean of Engineering, Mark Hoffman.

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The Australian Defence Force's new Information Warfare Division will require time and political capital to shape a capable workforce, writes Greg Austin.

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UNSW's Caroline Ford is among the first 30 researchers to be named Superstars of STEM, a national program aimed at smashing stereotypes and forging a new generation of role models for young women.

Smartphone security

Worried about phone hacking? Dr Nalin Asanka Gamagedara Arachchilage from the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at UNSW Canberra provides three steps to help you become a cybersecurity expert.

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Ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy are closer to reality, thanks to a joint UNSW-University of Queensland project.

Glacier melt

A new analysis shows that while Greenland's melting ice accounted for just 5% of the rise in sea levels in 1993, that figure rose to 25% by 2014.

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New types of touchscreens that would be very robust but also sensitive enough to detect ten fingers at once are to be developed in a research partnership between UNSW Science and Chinese company WeTouch.

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Two Australian satellites, feared lost after being deployed from the International Space Station, have been recovered by UNSW engineers after weeks of a fraught, and at times heart-stopping, recovery operation. 

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UNSW scientists are encouraging people who have been rescued from the water by a bystander, or who have helped save the life of someone else in trouble, to take part in a citizen lifesaver survey.

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