Science & Tech

Hand holding biochar

Biochar can boost crop yields in poor soils and help stop the effects of climate change, study finds. So why aren’t we using it more?

Doctor talking to patient

Psychology researchers advising the NSW government say a behavioural science model could prove the answer to increasing vaccination rates.

A bandicoot being released into the desert at night

The locally extinct animals have been reintroduced to the NSW outback as part of a major rewilding project led by UNSW Sydney.

Woman buying multiple packs of toilet paper

‘Panic buying’ might be a normal human response to uncertainty, after all.

Great Southern Ocean

We need to investigate how the ocean’s immense potential for atmospheric carbon dioxide removal can be harnessed to reduce the impacts of climate change.

A person walking down the street with an umbrella

Last week the Bureau of Meteorology declared a negative Indian Ocean Dipole — a natural climate phenomenon set to bring wet weather. Let’s look at what you can expect, and the role of climate change.

Woman sitting on bed pressing her head in pain

Chemical ‘messengers’ called neurotransmitters help regulate our emotions – but scientists have noticed a disruption to their levels in people with chronic pain.

Traffic light

Why the car shouldn’t always be king when it comes to traffic light sequences.

golden sun shines across solar panels on a roof

The process of manufacturing gallium-doped solar panels was under a patent until last year. It's only now that this method has started to pick up steam.

Engineering researchers

More than $9 million in ARC grants have been awarded to two UNSW Sydney projects providing research into sensors for the health sector and new technologies for Australia’s infrastructure needs.

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