Science & Tech

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Industry giants submit their wicked problems, and engineering students solve them – with the winners going to Silicon Valley: that’s the premise of the Maker Games, a rapid prototyping competition headed for the finals this weekend. 

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A review of geological evidence for tsunamis during the past 4500 years in the Mediterranean Sea has revealed that up to 90 per cent of these inundation events may have been due to storm activity instead.

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Two UNSW leaders in STEM are among 25 Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

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A rear suspension failure has forced Sunswift Violet, designed and built by UNSW engineering students, to withdraw from the 2017 World Solar Challenge.

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Only 9.6% of new drugs in development in the years 2006-2015 successfully made it to the market to be used by patients.

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When a new treatment becomes available for a particular health condition it is tested to see whether it’s effective for its intended purpose, write Kathleen J Lee, Elaine Mary Pascoe, Laurent Billot and Sabine Braat

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On February 11, 1913, the world woke to the headline “Death of Captain Scott. Lost with four comrades. The Pole reached. Disaster on the return”. A keenly anticipated, privately funded scientific venture “off the map” had turned to tragedy, writes Chris Turney.

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Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly 2% of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins, writes Darren Curnoe.

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

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

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