Science & Tech

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The critically endangered mountain pygmy-possum could have its survival chances boosted if scientists succeed in moving the tiny animal from its alpine habitat to a warmer, lowland forest environment, a UNSW Sydney study suggests.

Mountain pygmy possums

Palaeontologists look to the fossil record to come up with a new strategy to save the endangered mountain pygmy-possum from becoming a climate change casualty.

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StarCraft II is the latest complex game to be conquered by artificial intelligence. But if robots now reign supreme at virtual war, where does that leave us when it comes to real conflict?

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Dingo or just wild dog? A new study busts the misconception that pure dingoes are extinct in NSW – and finds several ‘dingo hotspots’ around the state.

Chee Mun Chong

Chee Mun Chong left UNSW holding an efficiency record for solar cells that was still standing when he returned as an academic 20 years later.

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UNSW researchers have taken out five NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering for works spanning from ecosystem conservation to pancreatic cancer treatment. 

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A landmark study pinpoints the birthplace of modern humans in southern Africa and suggests how past climate shifts drove their first migration.

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Associate Professor Jayashri Ravishankar, from UNSW School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, explains if rubber shoes and gloves really protect you from electric shock.

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UNSW Sydney’s Dean of Science, Professor Emma Johnston, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Kate Crawford Wallace Wurth Lecture

Distinguished New York University (NYU) Research Professor returns to UNSW Sydney to discuss the anatomy of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its social, environmental, economic and political implications.

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