Science & Tech

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Dr Lisa Alexander, a UNSW expert in climate extremes, has been honoured by the Australian Academy of Science in its awards for scientific excellence.

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So far there is no simple explanation for déjà vu, but advances in neuroimaging techniques may aid our understanding of memory and the tricks our minds play, writes Amy Reichelt.

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The giant garbage patches in our oceans will continue to grow for hundreds of years even if no more is added - and our garbage has made its way into every ocean in the world, according to startling new research.

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The city is teeming with wildlife, so look and listen, urges Merlin Crossley.

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Not only is water associated with the formation of life, but extraterrestrial water can help us better understand the origin of water on Earth and its distribution within our planetary system, writes Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer.

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One of the closest stars to Earth, Tau Ceti, may host five planets, an international team of astronomers has discovered.

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For her patented technology using waste plastic and recycled tyres to make 'green steel', Professor Veena Sahajwalla has won the top prize in the Innovation Challenge awards.

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UNSW has secured funding for one of six new Australia-China Joint Research Centres, designed to meet the many challenges facing the minerals, metallurgy and materials industries in both countries.

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Researchers and firefighters have long speculated that fire tornadoes might exist. Now we know they do, write Jason Sharples and Rick McRae.

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A new Australian–US research institute led by UNSW will foster rapid development of “over the horizon” photovoltaic technology and establish Australia as the solar cell research hub of the Asia-Pacific.

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