Science & Tech

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A landmark study of academic grades of 1.6 million students has shown that girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM – including at the top of the class.

Michelle Simmons

The program celebrates the breadth and depth of the relationship between Australia and the United
States.

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Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That's bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.

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Ask a quantum physicist to draw a chair and the result can be a fundamental shift in how they see the world.

 

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Dan Falk, a celebrated science writer and radio documentary producer, will be UNSW’s fourth Ingenuity Fellow, a journalist-in-residence program offered by the Faculty of Engineering.

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An innovation in liquid metal chemistry could help one tenth of the planet’s population get access to clean drinking water at very low cost following breakthrough research from UNSW Sydney and RMIT.

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The New South Wales government has turned its back on plans to create sanctuary zones covering 2.4% of waters around Sydney, despite evidence that these 'no-take' areas are crucial for protecting fish.

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Highly saline flows from the Sydney Desalination Plant will not affect surrounding marine life as commonly believed, a major new study led by UNSW Sydney shows. 

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A group led by UNSW's Peter White has unlocked the DNA of the cane toad. The world-first genome will help scientists understand how the toad spreads, how its toxin works, and provide new avenues to try to control its population. 

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UNSW Associate Professor Julien Epps' expertise in vocal analysis using machine learning will be applied to the five-year study of how Lifeline helps crisis callers.

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