Science & Tech

nuclear weapon explosion

Developing nuclear weapons requires technological and industrial capabilities that Australia simply does not have at the moment. The political will may be lacking, too.

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Global trends in cave waters identify how stalagmites reveal past rainfall and drought patterns.

Claude Sammut RoboCup

Australia’s five-time world champions of robot soccer, UNSW’s Runswift team, will try to recapture the title as the international tournament comes to home ground for the first time.

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A UNSW psychology experiment has shown why it can be so hard to direct our attention away from cues that might lead to behaviour we’d like to avoid, like drinking alcohol and eating unhealthy food.

UNSW Hyperloop pod

A team from UNSW will be the only one representing Australia in the finals of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019 after beating more than 2000 entrants.

Fossil of sabre-toothed bandicoot

Sir David Attenborough pays tribute to the Riversleigh fossil riches as UNSW palaeontologists celebrate 25 years of the site’s World Heritage listing.

Pomarine Jaeger

Thirteen species of seabirds are declining off the coast of south-eastern Australia, a 17-year study by researchers at the Centre for Ecosystem Science at UNSW Sydney revealed. 

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Sydney has joined more than 600 local governments around the world – as well as the national governments of the UK and Canada – in putting the climate crisis at the heart of all policy decisions.

Coastal estuary

A multi-disciplinary team led by UNSW Sydney researchers is releasing the first large-scale summary of how our estuaries – and the 80 per cent of NSW residents living on them – will be impacted by climate change.

Nanomedicine

The new sensor can detect very low concentrations of cancer markers in blood tests and is among new technologies to be presented at the 10th annual International Nanomedicine Conference.

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