Science & Tech

Great Southern Ocean

We need to investigate how the ocean’s immense potential for atmospheric carbon dioxide removal can be harnessed to reduce the impacts of climate change.

A person walking down the street with an umbrella

Last week the Bureau of Meteorology declared a negative Indian Ocean Dipole — a natural climate phenomenon set to bring wet weather. Let’s look at what you can expect, and the role of climate change.

Woman sitting on bed pressing her head in pain

Chemical ‘messengers’ called neurotransmitters help regulate our emotions – but scientists have noticed a disruption to their levels in people with chronic pain.

Traffic light

Why the car shouldn’t always be king when it comes to traffic light sequences.

golden sun shines across solar panels on a roof

The process of manufacturing gallium-doped solar panels was under a patent until last year. It's only now that this method has started to pick up steam.

Engineering researchers

More than $9 million in ARC grants have been awarded to two UNSW Sydney projects providing research into sensors for the health sector and new technologies for Australia’s infrastructure needs.

UNSW National Science week 2021

UNSW will play a key role in Australia's annual science celebration hosting several digital events.

collapsed apartment building in miami with rescue crew

The Miami apartment collapse is a grim reminder of why engineering matters, and why comprehensive education in ethics should be embedded in the training of engineers.

Richard Kingsford

River ecologist and conservation biologist Professor Richard Kingsford has been awarded a prestigious 2021 ESA Gold Medal.

oxidised copper in rock

Using geology and AI, a virtual model of how the Earth's tectonic plates have evolved can help reveal deposits of copper.

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