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Two UNSW projects to revolutionise biomedical training and boost the number of students studying science and engineering have been awarded $6.2 million in federal NBN funding.

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How does a music festival at an old coalmine in Germany inspire a technique for developing cheap silicon solar cells? For PhD student Jonathon Dore the three-minute answer is lasers.

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Two common viruses known to be associated with human cancers are both present – and may even be collaborating with each other – in most male prostate cancers, a new study suggests.

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The greatest diversity of small insect-eating microbats in the Sydney region is not in the national parks that ring the city but in the western suburbs, according to a new study.

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In subject areas as diverse as preventing beach drownings and understanding the cosmos, six UNSW-affiliated researchers have been singled out as finalists for prestigious Eureka Prizes.

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A world-first digital application allowing archaeologists to share information directly from the field is set to revolutionise archaeology.

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Nobel laureate for Physics Professor Brian Schmidt described to a packed audience at UNSW the startling discovery that the universe is accelerating.

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It's high time we learned to adapt to our land of droughts and flooding rains, rather than failing time and time again to try to make it adapt to us, writes Richard Kingsford.

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Let's outsource training to computer screens and concentrate on mentoring - putting the really important face-to-face time with teachers to much more effective use, write Woodie Flowers and Dror Ben-Naim.

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Today's standard lecture, as a knowledge delivery model, is a legacy of our pre-digital past. Why persist with them when technology provides better tools, asks Dror Ben-Naim.

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