Science & Tech

Trevor Mcdougall and Brett Hallam

It’s the first time UNSW academics have been honoured with the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation and the Prize for New Innovators in the same year.

Temnospondyls - Eryops and Paracyclotosaurus

A team of Australian scientists led by UNSW Sydney palaeontologist Lachlan Hart has calculated the body mass of two ancient amphibians.

grey headed flying fox pteropus poliocephalus

Bats host many viruses dangerous to humans. But it’s only when their habitats are destroyed that we’re at risk.

dam

A new study says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are potentially at greater risk due to spillway i

Gordon Dam

Industry-funded research says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are at greater risk due to spillway inadequacy.

Very ominous and dark rain clouds move in over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on an otherwise sunny day

The growing threat of flash flooding as a result of more intense rapid rain bursts means the city needs to update its flood defences.

heavy rain in the city

The most severe sudden downpours in Sydney have intensified by 40 per cent in the last two decades.

three african wild dogs stand on a sandy hill

The naturally best breeding window for these endangered animals is shortening, prompting a unique change in behaviour. 

Building and tree view

The new centre will develop carbon catalysts for clean energy, CO2 capture, and green chemistry to reduce emissions.

artist impression of cholesterol

A study in cell lines shows a previously under-characterised protein in humans supports cholesterol synthesis.

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