Science & Tech

Satellite inside

Australia could have an early warning system that would let authorities predict flash floods and warn people in the path of danger, Associate Professor Linlin Ge says.

Food drier inside

A solar crop dryer developed by a UNSW engineering student has the potential to provide a living for thousands of people throughout Vanuatu.

UNSW's Sunswift solar car has lived up to its name, smashing a Guinness World Record to become the world's fastest solar vehicle.

Stars inside

UNSW researchers have capped a stellar year with a swag of prestigious awards in science, medicine and engineering.

Flood inside

Emergency authorities responding to devastating floods across central New South Wales have new tool at their disposal courtesy of UNSW satellite radar experts.

Obese fat inside

Fat or obese? The labels we use to describe heavy-weight individuals can dramatically influence the judgments we make about people, a new study suggests.

Agelidis inside

Professor Vassilios Agelidis, of UNSW's Centre for Energy Research and Policy Analysis argues nuclear power is not Australia's best energy option.

Fire inside

The arrival of the first people in Australia some 50,000 years ago did not result in significantly greater fire activity, according to landmark research on the continent's fire history

More than 50 of Australia's top water scientists, including Professor Richard Kingsford, have issued a statement calling on the government to continue with major reforms for the Murray Darling Basin.

Solar inside

UNSW will play a lead role in making solar power cheaper and more efficient after securing major new funding from the federal government's Australian Solar Institute.

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