Science & Tech

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UNSW researchers have taken the first step towards creating a self-driving car by fitting sensors and other technology to a vehicle owned by car sharing service GoGet.

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Using a telescope installed at the driest place on earth, Antarctica's Ridge A, a UNSW-led team has identified the early stages of a giant cloud of molecular gas – the birthplace of stars.

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The federal government is implementing an ideological program to terminate climate action and stop the growth of renewable energy in particular, writes Mark Diesendorf. 

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Physics helps us understand fundamental aspects of the world and underpins much of our advanced technological capability, so it is essential we encourage its study, writes Michelle Simmons. 

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Charles Darwin was one of the greatest scientists of all time and his 205th birthday today is worth celebrating, but he should not be treated like a messiah or deity, writes Rob Brooks.  

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PhD candidate Evelyn Linardy is working on a portable DNA testing device that will allow doctors, researchers and border security to identify samples within 10 minutes. VIDEO

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A high-tech company set up by UNSW and the ANU that provides revolutionary 3D images and simulations to the oil and gas industries has been sold for $A76 million.

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Heat stored in the western Pacific Ocean, due to an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds, appears to be largely responsible for the hiatus in surface warming over the past 13 years.

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UNSW child psychologist Mark Dadds features in a new documentary series on ABC TV that explores the controversial childhood condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Why bother with emissions-intensive, expensive and dangerous nucelar energy when there is already a better alternative to fossil fuels: the efficient use of renewable energy, argues Mark Diesendorf. 

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