Science & Tech

Soft robotics smart textile

Smart textiles utilising artificial muscle fibres have been produced by a team from UNSW Medical Robotics Lab.

A pygmy blue whale swimming in the ocean

The good news is, pygmy blue whales appear to be thriving in the Indian Ocean. But not-so-good is that climate change may be threatening their food sources.

close up shot of a handfish underwater

These tiny fish with oversized hands crawl along the seafloor. They only live in two locations in the world, and they’re disappearing rapidly.

Three power station stacks spew forth smoke at night

Labor has promised a 43 per cent cut in Australia’s emissions by 2030 and a high-integrity carbon credit market is vital to reaching this goal.

Gas being burned on-site via flaring

With a unique metal – osmium, researchers are one step closer to cutting methane wastage.

Semiconductor

The initiative will expand the state’s semiconductor industry and grow its potential as a future export market.

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The technical breakthrough, announced at an event at UNSW Sydney today, was published in the journal Nature.

lead researcher michelle simmons

Quantum computing hardware specialists at UNSW have built a quantum processor in silicon to simulate an organic molecule with astounding precision.

The project will make seL4 cyber security technology usable in more complex computer systems.

sad woman sitting alone in a cafe excluded from the group

Humans are programmed on an evolutionary level to fear social rejection, but we can learn to deal with it. 

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