Science & Tech

An aerial drone view of a surfer and a dark shape of a shark nearby, both identified by AI

Discerning whether that dark splodge in the water is a shark or just, say, seaweed isn’t always straightforward.

A closeup of a cassowary bird

The nature repair market is sold as a good news story: willing land managers benefiting nature with support from the private sector. But if offsets are part of it, the reality could be very different.

Lauren Fuge

Lauren Fuge wins the 2022 UNSW Press Bragg Prize for Science Writing.

A human hand half made of a futuristic-looking prosthetic

A multi-disciplinary team at UNSW has found a way to convert nerve impulses into light, opening the way for more scalable neural implants.

Veena Sahajwalla Clunies Research Award Winner

UNSW Sydney's Veena Sahajwalla has received one of Australia’s most prestigious research awards for her globally recognised waste transformation technologies.

Martin Green

Scientia Professor Martin Green is the first Australian to win the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize for transforming the production of solar energy.

solar panels in bright and warm sunlight seen from above

The world’s solar panels rely on technology pioneered in Australia. Now our researchers are working on ultra-low-cost, high efficiency solar cells.

dead fish float in water of the menindee lakes

Climate change shouldn’t be used as a 'get out-of jail free' card to excuse bad decision-making and poor planning decisions.

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Researchers find the water flow decline on Australia’s iconic river is due to water management failures rather than climate change.

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Packaging local bacteria together with the seeds of native plants could replenish the vegetation of ‘dryland’ ecosystems.

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