Science & Tech

bionic hand

Science-fiction books, TV series and movies have often explored the idea of individuals gaining superhuman powers thanks to medical implants – think the Bionic Woman, or the Six Million Dollar Man.

Bionics exoskeleton

Once-futuristic bionic devices are now a reality, but UNSW expert Dr Michael Stevens says we’re not yet living in a world as portrayed in films and on TV.

la nina

After one La Niña, the Pacific sometimes retains cool water which enables a second La Niña to form.

Sad-looking spaniel sitting on a lounge chair looking out the window to a dreary day

Have La Niña’s storms got your furry friend feeling stressed? A UNSW Sydney animal ecologist gives advice on how to help them – and you – get through the dreary days.

Sydney Funnel-web spider

A UNSW spider researcher is hoping to learn a lot more about the world’s most venomous spider. 

Solar panels on suburban roof tops

Almost one in three Australian homes now have solar panels – but as even more solar systems are installed, we face a growing challenge of managing temporary solar shutdowns. 

settlement on mars

UNSW Engineering stories this year were filled with great discoveries, including the missing jigsaw piece in quantum computing to a new way of making green ammonia.

Kirsten Banks

When we gaze upwards and look at stars, we’re looking back in time. On a clear night, anyone with access to a patch of night sky can see light that has travelled unfathomable distances and stars that have been twinkling for millions and millions of years.

Dark gray-blue storm clouds. La nina and superstorm concept.

UNSW has a range of experts available to comment on La Niña.

Kendelle Murphy, Frances Byrne, Antoine de Weck, Brooke Pereira, Abba Habibalahi, Benjamin Daniels and Ben Smith

Medicine, science and biomedical engineering academics receive grants to explore new approaches to cancer treatment.

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