Science & Tech

South Pole

Stars viewed from a place called Dome A in Antarctica can finally be seen without their twinkle – which means in much greater detail.

Woman engineering a robot

In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.

Collecting samples for ancient DNA analyses at Chiquihuite Cave

The arrival of humans in the Americas may predate the peak of the last ice age, new research shows.

A blazing sunset lights up the evening sky

If atmospheric carbon dioxide levels double from their pre-industrial levels and are maintained, the world would probably experience eventual warming from 2.3 – 4.5°C, rather than the previously estimated 1.5 – 4.5°C range.

A closeup of a 3D visualisation of a coronavirus particle

As the number of new infections rise, a 3D-simulation from UNSW prompts us to lather up.

A 3D-visualisation of soap destroying the coronavirus is a poignant reminder that simply washing your hands can help stem the pandemic, UNSW academics say.

Ben Newell

UNSW Sydney’s last Grand Challenge will focus on how humans can thrive in our contemporary, globalised world.

UNSW National Science week 2020

UNSW Sydney will celebrate the wonderful world of science with a range of digital events for the 2020 National Science Week.  

The Molecular Photonics Laboratories at UNSW Sydney

A world-first in light conversion has potential future implications for solar photovoltaics, biomedical imaging, drug delivery and photocatalysis.

Spin-orbit coupling of an electron in a lattice structure

A team led by UNSW scientists have significantly increased the coherence time of a spin-orbit qubit in silicon, allowing them to preserve quantum information for longer. These results open up a new pathway to scale silicon quantum computers.

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