Science & Tech

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A UNSW Sydney mathematician has cracked a maths problem that has stood for almost half a century which will enable computers to multiply huge numbers together much more quickly.

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On this year’s Global Day of the Engineer, we celebrate engineers at UNSW whose research is making an impact on the world.

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UNSW astronomers have shown that binary stars – two stars locked in orbit around each other – reflect light as well as radiating it, revealing new ways for their detection.

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Twelve power projects are in the running for federal government dollars: six pumped hydro, five gas and one coal. It's clear which one shouldn't be on the list, for economic and environmental reasons.

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Marine heatwaves have caused coral bleaching in one of the most isolated ecosystems in the world.

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Insidious PFAS contaminants are travelling long distances via our waterways but their unique ‘signature’ can give researchers clues about where they come from so they can be cleaned up.

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Dr Jodi Rowley explains why frogs are so vital for healthy ecosystems, how she is working to conserve them and the positive impact she has already made to the study of amphibians in South-East Asia.

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A barrier just 50km wide might stop water-reliant cane toads in their tracks.

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Climate extremes are killing Australian trees, but we don't know where they're dying. Scientists are asking the public to use their phones to help.

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Games that make science accessible for students are accelerating learning. The UNSW Sydney initiative is spreading around the world.

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