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UNSW has secured funding for one of six new Australia-China Joint Research Centres, designed to meet the many challenges facing the minerals, metallurgy and materials industries in both countries.

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Researchers and firefighters have long speculated that fire tornadoes might exist. Now we know they do, write Jason Sharples and Rick McRae.

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A new Australian–US research institute led by UNSW will foster rapid development of “over the horizon” photovoltaic technology and establish Australia as the solar cell research hub of the Asia-Pacific.

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The idea that homosexuality arises not out of traditional genetics but out of epigenetics might, in time, shake up the science of sex differences and our understanding of how gender arises, writes Rob Brooks.

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The model for assessing research excellence in Australia unfairly favours smaller players and fails to recognise larger universities' genuine strengths, argues Merlin Crossley.

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UNSW has hosted its inaugural Postdoctoral Academy Awards for researchers in Medicine, Science and Engineering whose names don’t often get up in lights.

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A UNSW laser invention that detects explosive vapour 100 times faster than any existing device could revolutionise airport security and put bomb sniffer dogs out of a job.

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We're due to endure months of chatter about Royal babies and morning sickness. But there is an evolutionary tale to tell, writes Rob Brooks.

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With intense positive and negative emotions intrinsically linked by overlapping brain systems, it may be that these emotions are more difficult to discriminate than originally thought, writes Amy Reichelt.

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UNSW will host a lecture to be delivered by one of today's leading authorities on computer science, Professor Christos H. Papadimitriou, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the father of modern computer science, Alan Turing.

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