UNSW is accelerating research into biochar, an organic product derived from biological waste that harnesses carbon emissions, boosts crop yields and improves sustainable land use.
In a surprise finding, research led by UNSW scientists has revealed the causes of south-eastern Australia's most severe droughts originate far away in the Indian Ocean.
UNSW will take a major role in the new $60 million National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, announced this week by the Federal Government.
Using silkworms to help repair damaged nerve cells and nanotechnology to battle cancer are among revolutionary technologies being canvassed at a major international conference this week.
UNSW solar cell researcher, Scientia Professor Martin Green, has been recognised for his achievements with the runner-up award in the world's richest science prize, the Zayed Future Energy Prize.
Nobel Laureate, Professor Aaron Ciechanover, has received a UNSW Honorary Doctorate of Science.
UNSW has confirmed its position in the front line of Australian renewable energy research with its selection as a foundation member of the new Australian Solar Institute.
Rock fans who risk injuries when headbanging to heavy-metal music could reduce harm by wearing a protective brace or changing their musical taste.
Surf's up and it's time for fun, but summer also has its risks. Drownings, snake bites and too much sun are among the top ten hazards identified by UNSW experts.
UNSW climate scientists and energy experts have given a largely critical response to the Federal Government's emissions trading White Paper.