Science & Tech

UNSW has announced Australia's first professorship in electricity power economics, thanks to a $1.25 million commitment from EnergyAustralia.

Stem cell inside

Stem cell-based treatment for currently incurable diseases has moved a step closer following a world first breakthrough by UNSW scientists.

Terror bird inside

An ancient "terror bird" used an agile attack-and-retreat fighting strategy reminiscent of the bobbing and weaving of boxer Muhammad Ali, scientists have found.

Martin green

The world-record in solar cell efficiency, a new class of cancer drugs, and a low-energy system for irrigation have won three UNSW researchers Eureka prizes - Australia's most prestigious science awards.

Bread inside

Bread loaded with vegetable goodness and ice cream with a rice bubble-twist created by UNSW Food Science students have dominated a national competition for new food ideas.

Biochar inside

Up to 12 percent of the world's human-caused greenhouse gas emissions could be offset by producing biochar from plants and other organic material, according to a new study.

Warming Alexander inside

A major international climate study co-authored by a UNSW scientist has confirmed the past decade as the hottest on record.

Dog valenzuela inside

For the first time, scientists have shown that selective breeding of dogs is driving major changes in the canine brain.

Betterplace inside

UNSW and electric car services company Better Place have joined forces to get eco-friendly electric cars onto Australia's roads, starting with the Uni's own fleet.

Broadband inside1

A new course will be the first in Australia to teach the network engineering skills demanded by the National Broadband Network and other emerging technologies.

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