Science & Tech

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While World Wildlife Day celebrates the biodiversity of our ecosystems, it is also a timely reminder of the impact of human development on our environment and the creatures that inhabit it. 

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In the lead up to International Women’s Day on March 8, UNSW Engineering student Jessica Athayde has been recognised for a prestigious infrastructure award.

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Two UNSW academics have been honoured by Australian Academy of Science for their research on the impact of ocean currents on the global climate and how forests evolve and vary across Australia. 

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Algorithmic guardians could be programmed to manage our digital interactions with social platforms and apps according to our personal preferences.

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Rewilding is gaining popularity around the world, as a means to restore ecosystems to their ancient state. But just like Vegemite, Australian rewilding projects need to have a unique flavour.

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Scientists have closed the loop on greenhouse gas emissions by turning carbon dioxide back into coal in a low energy, efficient process using liquid metals as catalyst.

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Scientia Professor Toby Walsh, Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow and Telstra CFO Robyn Denholm discussed how artificial intelligence is shaping our world at a UNSW Alumni event, Engineering the Future: Q&AI.

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We need to rethink our attitudes to the materials we discard and instead see them as renewable resources, says a UNSW leader in recycling who is taking vital new technology to rural NSW cities next week.

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Even the world’s best available training – used to train police, border control agents and other security personnel – does not compensate for natural talent in face recognition.

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Network providers could revolutionise how they manage changing loads on their networks, making life a lot better for internet users, thanks to technology being developed by UNSW researchers. 

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