Science & Tech

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UNSW's Sunswift solar racing team has unveiled a new car which can reach 115km/h using the same amount of power it takes to make your morning toast.

Bburns inside

UNSW researchers may have pinpointed the cause of muscle wasting and bone-density loss experienced by astronauts who fly lengthy missions under the weightless conditions of space.

Tsunami inside

UNSW scientists are heading to the South Pacific to assess the impact of the regional tsunami that struck Samoa, American Samoa and surrounding islands.

A UNSWTV video on beach safety that has been viewed by thousands of people has won an Australian Safer Communities Award.

Biofuels inside

UNSW's internationally recognised research in biofuels has been given an added boost with a $3 million infrastructure upgrade funded by the state and federal governments.

GernotHeiser inside

Computer researchers at UNSW and NICTA have achieved a breakthrough in software which will deliver significant increases in security and reliability.

Eagle inside

A huge flesh-eating eagle that became extinct in New Zealand only 500 years ago was an efficient hunter that could attack prey 10 times its size, UNSW research has found, lending credibility to a Maori legend about a giant man-eating bird.

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Highly distinguished geneticist Professor Merlin Crossley has been appointed Dean of Science at UNSW.

Insect inside

Researchers are closer to creating a micro-aircraft that flies with the manoeuvrability and energy efficiency of an insect after decoding the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight.

Genome map inside

Sampling just a few genes can reveal not only the "lifestyle" of marine microbes but their entire environments, new research suggests.

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