Science & Tech

Angela Merkel peers out from a mass of wires and machinery

Only 7 per cent of Australia’s federal MPs have backgrounds in science. What would it look like if they were a majority?

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A technique developed by UNSW Sydney marine biologists promises to efficiently identify which of Australia’s soft coral species are most vulnerable to global warming.

Flying car

Look up in the sky, it’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a flying car!

Burnt tress after bushfires

Many plants are really good at withstanding bushfires, but the combination of drought, heatwaves and pest insects under climate change may push them to the brink.

a female worker bites a pencil in comical frustration while staring at her computer screen

You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as data loss and latency to ensure a smooth connection.

mariana mayer pinto smiles at camera

Marine scientist Mariana Mayer Pinto is part of the Australian team nominated as a finalist for a new prize established by the UK’s Royal Foundation.

A black and white spotted bird shown sitting on a branch

Under a new code, rural landholders in NSW will be allowed to clear up to 25 metres of land outside their property boundary. This will be devastating for the wildlife that live or migrate there.

Advance care planning

A UNSW Sydney researcher has received a grant to make end of life planning more accessible for older adults.

Test tubes in a lab

High-performing UNSW researchers have been awarded 33 medical and health research fellowships.

rakesh joshi and tobias foller

A fundamental discovery in materials science has potential applications for water filtration and energy storage.

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