Science & Tech

Pall Thordarson smiles in a white lab coat and plastic safety goggles

The UNSW RNA Institute will position Australia as a leader in the global research effort to combat emerging vaccine-resistant viruses, such as COVID-19 variants.

BHP building

BHP is banking profits from its failing assets, while washing its hands of the responsibility for its past and ongoing contribution to climate change.

Dr Asheeta Prasad

National Science Week: meet neuroscientist Dr Asheeta Prasad, whose career has been shaped by childhood questions. 

Mariana Mayer Pinto

National Science Week: Meet UNSW’s Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto, a marine biologist finding solutions to human impacts on the sea.

Dr Anna Wang

National Science Week: Meet UNSW's Dr Anna Wang who is trying to build a cell from scratch.

Fire fighters hose fire

Academic research can shed light on crucial questions about what life on Earth will be like under the most plausible emissions scenarios. And a warning: the answers are confronting.

Cows feeding

UNSW Professor Johannes le Coutre has warned that current food production and consumption cannot continue if we want to reduce world hunger – and help save the planet. 

UNSW is aiming to debunk problematic stereotypes during National Science Week.

Dr Jarryd Pla and Prof. Andrew Dzurak look from behind a transparent screen showing mathematical workings

A decades-old problem about how to reliably control millions of qubits in a silicon quantum computer chip has now been solved.

The STM Kargu attack drone. STM

Like atomic bombs and chemical and biological weapons, deadly drones that make their own decisions must be tightly controlled by an international treaty.

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