Science & Tech

Having a coffee with friends

Social isolation can trigger sugar and cigarette cravings, but socialising may offer relief, a study in rats has shown.

Eye drops

Research conducted by UNSW Sydney has paved the way for clinical testing of an eye drop treatment for diabetic macular oedema and wet age-related macular degeneration, the leading causes of blindness in the developed world.

Gene graphic with human figures

Using 'base editing', researchers have cured progeria in mice. This genetic syndrome causes premature ageing in humans – those with the disease usually don't live past the age of 13.

bushfires burning on the horizon at dusk on a farm

We know heatwaves and drought can turn bushfires into infernos, but the reasons why were poorly understood in science.

Martin Green Japan Prize

UNSW Sydney solar expert Martin Green has been honoured with the Japan Prize for transforming the photovoltaics industry.

Crops in a field

Chemical engineers at UNSW Sydney and University of Sydney have found a way to make ‘green’ ammonia from air, water and renewable electricity that does not require the high temperatures, high pressure and huge infrastructure currently needed to produce this essential compound.

Man on the computer

The dark web is perceived as the underbelly of the internet world but it’s not all as negative as it may seem, says UNSW computer security expert.

Aircraft in storage in Alice Springs

Proper maintenance procedures are in place to ensure that planes grounded for months or years due to worldwide travel restrictions are not an additional danger when they fly again.

A tank of ammonia at a chemical plant with blue sky in background.

Ammonia has sustained humanity since the early 20th century, but its production leaves a huge carbon footprint. Now researchers have found a way to make it 100 per cent renewable.

Professor Nasser Khalili

A joint UNSW project will receive $3m to convert paper and plastic landfill waste into construction materials.

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