Science & Tech

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Increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will have unforeseen impacts on the quality of our drinking water, UNSW researchers warn.

Dr Jay Giedd

Parents have good reason to feel overwhelmed by the digital revolution consuming their teenagers. As far as the physiology of our brains goes, we adults will never keep up, writes Dr Jay Giedd.

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An advanced technology being pioneered at UNSW to improve the efficiency of first generation silicon solar cells has turned two of the world’s leading solar manufacturers - Hanwha Solar and Suntech Power - into unlikely collaborators.

Curiosity

I have been searching for evidence of extra-terrestrial life since the 1980s. I believe that we will probably find it, writes Malcolm Walter.

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The future of energy markets came under the spotlight at a major forum hosted by UNSW’s Australian Energy Research Institute.

Eureka space

Research suggesting the laws of physics may vary across the cosmos, science that helps save lives in the surf, and technology to boost the extraction of hydrocarbon have won UNSW researchers three top Eureka Prizes.

Piano practice

Trying to learn a piano piece or master a new dance step? Make sure you take good breaks while training, a new study suggests.

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Uncovering the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight to create micro-air vehicles has won UNSW Canberra’s John Young the 2012 ACT Young Tall Poppy of the Year award.

Learn&lead sized

Two UNSW projects to revolutionise biomedical training and boost the number of students studying science and engineering have been awarded $6.2 million in federal NBN funding.

Kean Jonathon Dore Minister

How does a music festival at an old coalmine in Germany inspire a technique for developing cheap silicon solar cells? For PhD student Jonathon Dore the three-minute answer is lasers.

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