UNSW material scientists address the problem of lead leaching into the drinking water of Australian households by creating a new, lead-free brass alloy that will be used to make plumbing parts.
Scientists are worried about the platypus, with a national risk assessment led by UNSW Professor Richard Kingsford suggesting declines of up to 30%.
The energy required to power the massive, factory-sized data centres that computers rely on already consumes 5% of global electricity. And that energy load is doubling every decade.
The world seemed to be inching forward with CRISPR gene editing technology – but suddenly the forbidden fruit has been plucked, and some even worry that the CRISPR tree has been cut down.
Scientia Professor George Paxinos, Conjoint Professor at UNSW, has discovered a hidden region of the human brain that he first suspected existed 30 years ago.
The loss of the Siberian unicorn shows just how vulnerable some animals can be to environmental change that can impact on their food supply.
A group led by Australian of the Year, Professor Michelle Simmons, has overcome another critical technical hurdle for building a silicon-based quantum computer.
Scientists have shed light on tropical tree deaths – with results predicted to have important implications for managing forest biodiversity.
Throwing away clothing that's no longer needed is a missed opportunity to turn the fabrics into new products such as building materials.
Chinese-language social media platforms in Australia are increasingly a focus for local political parties.