Science & Tech

New Inventors inside

A brilliant water-saving invention by UNSW researchers has finished among the nation's best for 2011 on the ABC TV program, The New Inventors.

The move to buy Motorola Mobility gives Google a major boost in its patent battles with Apple and Microsoft, writes Dr Srikumar Venugopal.

Eureka Prizes inside

UNSW has a record-breaking 11 finalists in the running for Australia's premier science awards, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Ian Petersen inside

Two UNSW academics have been recognised among Australia's star researchers with the award of Laureate Fellowships.

Sealettuce inside

When you're a tiny creature in a vast ocean it pays to hang out with the right crowd, a new study into the diverse world of marine microbes has found.

UNSW researchers have shown they can safely destroy hazardous industrial toxins in groundwater by injecting naturally occurring bacteria into a contaminated Sydney aquifer.

The final space shuttle mission could mark the start of a new era of opportunity in space for Australia, says UNSW's Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research.

Chubb Gooding inside

Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, has launched the Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at UNSW - the first research centre of its kind in the nation.

New nanotechnology-based treatments, including nerve tissue engineering that draws on the limb-regrowing ability of the axolotl are being discussed at a conference in Sydney.

Solarcell inside

UNSW solar cell researchers have posted a world record double in a breakthrough that promises to make solar power more efficient and affordable.

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