Science & Tech

Spinifex grass

Researchers have long been curious about the striking growth form of spinifex and now UNSW Sydney scientists say soil microbes are the answer.

Merlin Crossley

The UNSW Sydney Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic has been honoured with the Lemberg Medal for his excellence in biochemistry and molecular biology, and contributions to the scientific community.

Dr Anna Bruce, Associate Professor Iain MacGill and Naomi Stringer.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has provided funding for a collaboration aiming to securely integrate rooftop solar into the power grid.

Man holding a burger

The idea of ordering slaughter-free authentic meat is becoming a reality, a UNSW food and health expert says.

Computer 3D reconstruction of cryptophyte antenna protein structure

Scientists have identified the protein that was the missing evolutionary link between two ancient algae species – red algae and cryptophytes.

Tsunami sign on beach

Healthy coral proven to reduce the impact of tsunami waves in Great Barrier Reef region.

Hail on the ground

Expected effects of climate change on hailstorms vary markedly by region, says a new international review involving UNSW.

A school of surgeonfish swims over a reef

Warming waters are leading to the ‘tropicalisation’ of temperate reefs: gone are the kelp forests, and local fish populations are responding unexpectedly.

Dingo walking on sand

It’s time to take dingoes out of the doghouse. 

Glasshouse Rocks Beach near Narooma

A UNSW analysis has found waters off Sydney, southern NSW and eastern Tasmania are demonstrating an accelerated warming trend.

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