Science & Tech

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This World Sight Day, we’ve compiled some of the many highlights from UNSW researchers and students working towards improving eye health.

Tear sample collection

You’ve heard of blood tests and stool samples. Tear samples might be the next screening method to enter your doctor’s office, a new study from UNSW Sydney suggests.

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As a vibrant research field, biophotonics is exciting researchers the world over. Its primary goal? To create non-invasive, fast and effective ways to diagnose and treat disease.

Daniel Hunter

The skill of being in the right place at the right time has landed this UNSW alumnus a thriving career as a wildlife camera operator, with credits including the BBC and National Geographic.

tuna

Fishers use tuna's natural attraction to floating objects to lure them near GPS-equipped rafts. However, these rafts are attracting increasing concern.

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Professor John Whitelock is improving the smarts of antibodies and sending them into the extracellular area to outwit those clever cancer cells.

Silk block

How do you use silk to help repair a damaged heart? With a 3D printer, dry ice, a silicon mould and a copper plate, as UNSW biomedical engineers have demonstrated.

Professor Veena Sahajwalla and federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley

The revolutionary technology developed at UNSW Sydney positions Australia at the forefront of how we re-use discarded materials.

Mars mission

From solar sail-powered spacecraft, to laser communications, to asteroid detection systems, there is no shortage of Australian ideas and expertise to help NASA explore the Moon and Mars.

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Australia cannot distance itself from moral responsibility for emissions from exported fossil fuels.

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