Science & Tech

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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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Indigenous collaboration and bush skills are shedding new light on what killed off Australia's unique megafauna.

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Giving students hands on experience through a virtual world is the next big step in education, writes Dror Ben-Naim.

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The Australian Energy Research Institute at UNSW has appointed internationally recognised industry expert George Maltabarow as its inaugural Chairman, bolstering important links to industry and government.

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The only sure way to stop the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is to curb carbon dioxide emissions, write Steve Sherwood and Laurie Menviel.

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The origins of the El Niño climatic events that usually bring extended hot, dry conditions to much of Australia are detectable up to 18 months beforehand, a new study has found.

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With advances in nanotechnology, the future of medicine is taking shape on the nano-scale and making possible healthcare solutions once confined to the realm of science fiction.

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