Science & Tech

Greenland

Ancient rocks from Greenland have shown that the elements necessary for the evolution of life did not come to Earth until very late in the planet’s formation – much later than previously thought.

Andrea Morello, Vincent Mourik, Serwan Asaad

A mishap during an experiment led UNSW quantum computing researchers to crack a mystery that had stood since 1961.

Minister Kean with Llewellyn Owens and Professor Aguey-Zinsou

Hydrogen energy storage technology developed at UNSW Sydney will be installed in a world-first application of its kind in the regional town Manilla, thanks to NSW government funding announced today.

filling a water bottle from a spring

Climate change and urbanisation are set to threaten groundwater drinking water quality, new research from UNSW Sydney shows.

Fossil coral blocks on beach

A research team has used coral records to reconstruct the variability of the Indian Ocean Dipole – a big player in the severe drought and record hot temperatures last year – over the last millennium.

girl doing science

There is no shortage of projects to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. But what we need is more hard data on whether and how these schemes are actually working.

Professor Cordelia Selomulya

Throughout her career, Professor Cordelia Selomulya has always been inspired by the women in senior academic positions around her, and now she hopes to inspire the next generation of female engineers.

benzene structure

After 90 years, scientists have revealed the structure of benzene.

Male and female lions

Males of most animal species die earlier than females because their smaller Y chromosome is unable to protect an unhealthy X chromosome, research suggests.

Marina Pajic and Jan Zika

Two UNSW scientists have been honoured for their research on the ocean’s role in the climate system and personalised treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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