Science & Tech

Early human

Fossils from two caves in south-west China have revealed a previously unknown Stone Age people, giving a rare glimpse of a recent stage of human evolution with startling implications for Asia.

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A year on from Japan's devastating earthquake, attention is on the recovery effort. But many scientists, and the Japanese themselves, are more concerned about when the next tsunami will happen and how big it will be, writes Professor James Goff.

Universe clocks

A proposed new clock tied to the orbiting of a neutron around an atomic nucleus could be so accurate that it neither gains nor loses 1/20th of a second in 14 billion years.

Ychromosome

We carry an odd pair of sex-chromosomes – a large X chromosome and its diminutive partner, the Y, explains Russell Bonduriansky.

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Roofing materials that double as solar panels and can also moderate the temperature of buildings are among the next-generation building products being developed at UNSW.

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A new form of bushfire behaviour has been identified by a team of researchers from UNSW Canberra and ACT emergency services.

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Leaders in the fields of engineering, medicine, business and education are among a high-profile group of UNSW academics recognised in this year's Australia Day honours.

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The cost of solar power is plummeting. But, while China leads the world in exporting photovoltaic-technology based on Australian ingenuity, this country is falling further behind, writes Professor Martin Green.

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Antarctica might be the coldest, driest and windiest continent, but it holds a fascination for many including Michael Ashley, Professor of Astrophysics.

Ibis chick

Widespread flooding across the Lake Eyre and Murray-Darling Basins has produced an explosion of waterbird breeding, one of Australia’s longest-running wildlife surveys has found.

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