Science & Tech

An ensemble of twenty-five disk galaxies

UNSW-led research will enable astronomers to look at any galaxy in the Universe and predict when it will stop producing stars.

Kangaroo in dry landscape

The native species has reached numbers that are contributing to drier soil and less vegetation – and may be more damaging to conservation areas than rabbits.

Having a coffee with friends

Social isolation can trigger sugar and cigarette cravings, but socialising may offer relief, a study in rats has shown.

Eye drops

Research conducted by UNSW Sydney has paved the way for clinical testing of an eye drop treatment for diabetic macular oedema and wet age-related macular degeneration, the leading causes of blindness in the developed world.

Gene graphic with human figures

Using 'base editing', researchers have cured progeria in mice. This genetic syndrome causes premature ageing in humans – those with the disease usually don't live past the age of 13.

bushfires burning on the horizon at dusk on a farm

We know heatwaves and drought can turn bushfires into infernos, but the reasons why were poorly understood in science.

Martin Green Japan Prize

UNSW Sydney solar expert Martin Green has been honoured with the Japan Prize for transforming the photovoltaics industry.

Crops in a field

Chemical engineers at UNSW Sydney and University of Sydney have found a way to make ‘green’ ammonia from air, water and renewable electricity that does not require the high temperatures, high pressure and huge infrastructure currently needed to produce this essential compound.

Man on the computer

The dark web is perceived as the underbelly of the internet world but it’s not all as negative as it may seem, says UNSW computer security expert.

Aircraft in storage in Alice Springs

Proper maintenance procedures are in place to ensure that planes grounded for months or years due to worldwide travel restrictions are not an additional danger when they fly again.

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