Science & Tech

A Mountain Pygmy-possum clings to a person's finger

Why the race to rescue the Mountain Pygmy-possum from extinction has spurred conservationists at home and abroad into action.

Spider web

UNSW Sydney has been awarded a grant to assess mimicking spider silk for use in clothing, medical devices and prosthetics.

Phone showing end-to-end encryption message

People have plenty of legitimate reasons to use encrypted communications platforms such as WhatsApp or Signal for their own security and privacy.

Everlasting Swamp

Engineers at UNSW Water Research Laboratory are helping restore Everlasting Swamp, located in the North Coast of NSW.

blood awaits testing in vials in a rack

Promising research shows scientists can identify a key cancer biomarker – PD-L1 – in blood.

Woman charging electric car

Hydrogen cars are no economic panacea compared to plug-in electric vehicles.

Airbnb logo being held up in front of a house

Analysis shows most tourist accommodation — be it Airbnb or traditional hotel accommodation — comes with sizeable greenhouse emissions.

bushfire

Australians have endured floods, bushfires and hailstorms and more over the last two years. The government is better aligning policy to deal with disasters, but its plan is somewhat half-baked.

mRNA facility press conference

UNSW academic to provide advice to the NSW Government on plans to manufacture mRNA vaccines locally.

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