Science & Tech

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The future of a sustainable Australian space program is small, lightweight spacecraft using advanced technology with significant US involvement., writes Steven Tsitas.

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People all over the world are gearing up to witness this century's final transit of Venus, as it passes between Earth and the sun, writes Jonti Horner.

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Sydney is a prime viewing spot to witness the Transit of Venus. UNSW is hosting an Open Day with talks and telescopes to watch this major astronomical event.

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The underlying causes of the poleward shifts of the Earth’s principal climatic zones are still not clear, writes Joseph Kidston.

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A UNSW-led team of researchers has developed a new class of biosensor that can detect exceptionally small traces of contaminants in liquids.

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Food scientists at UNSW are minimising the adverse health effects of allergens in milk and other food products by developing innovative processing techniques that alter the properties of allergenic proteins.

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Two UNSW-developed technologies have been recognised with Collaborative Innovation Awards at the Cooperative Research Centres Association conference in Adelaide this week.

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New research by a team of scientists shows that black carbon aerosols and ozone, both man-made pollutants, are most likely pushing the boundary of the tropics further poleward.

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A trailblazer in biomedical engineering and a role model for aspiring female engineers, Professor Anne Simmons from UNSW is a finalist for the 2012 NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year Award.

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A new study has found that record high sea-surface temperatures off northern Australia were also responsible for the downpour that devastated much of Queensland in December 2010.

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