Science & Tech

Aurora borealis above mountain peak

Just like in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer was 42.

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Animals assumed to be dingo-dog hybrids based on their coat colour and culled may have been pure dingoes, a study involving UNSW finds.  

A beach with two signs denoting predicted sea levels in 2030 and sea levels in 2050

Projections of rising sea levels this century are on the money when tested against satellite and tide-gauge observations, scientists find.

Hydrogen energy

Researchers will work with the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer and industry to store and convert excess renewable energy for use in a range of sectors.

A syringe in a 3D-printer extruding ink into a special gel bath.

3D printers may one day become a permanent fixture of the operating theatre after UNSW scientists showed they could print bone-like structures containing living cells.

A bend in Northern Territory's Surprise Creek which is covered in lily pads

Waste rock wrongly classified as harmless and a leaking dam could have devastating impact on the local environment and community near the McArthur River Mine.

A Tesla car with UNSW emblem in front of The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth

Before people switch on to electic cars in Australia, the government here has to recognise its role in making it more attractive.

An ensemble of twenty-five disk galaxies

UNSW-led research will enable astronomers to look at any galaxy in the Universe and predict when it will stop producing stars.

Kangaroo in dry landscape

The native species has reached numbers that are contributing to drier soil and less vegetation – and may be more damaging to conservation areas than rabbits.

Having a coffee with friends

Social isolation can trigger sugar and cigarette cravings, but socialising may offer relief, a study in rats has shown.

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