Science & Tech

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UNSW's Creative Robotics Lab and the Fuji Xerox Research Technology Group have developed a social robot designed to promote creativity and collaboration in the workplace.

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With today marking 60 years of international collaboration in Antarctica, melting of Antarctic ice poses one of the greatest threats to the world, UNSW’s Matthew England will warn at a conference being held at UNSW.

 

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There is understandable frustration and despair among patients and their families that rare cancers have not received the funding and attention of more high-profile cancers, writes Darren Saunders.

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Senior Australian water scientists and economists, including UNSW's Richard Kingsford, have called for urgent action to save the Murray-Darling Basin in a joint Declaration launched today.

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UNSW scientists will co-lead the fastest ever survey of stars in our galaxy, following the launch of a revolutionary Australian instrument that can observe more than a million stars a year.

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The scientific world is fascinated by the gene editing technique CRISPR but we must seriously consider the ethics of changing genes, writes Merlin Crossley. 

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Australia should play to its strengths to develop and increase exports of its existing expertise in cyber security rather than other military exports, writes Greg Austin.

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Truck drivers are still underpaid and overworked despite numerous surveys pointing to the risks associated with long-haul driving, writes Ann Williamson.

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Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons has been named 2018 Australian of the Year.

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Australia is the best place for young people and researchers to pursue what they love and realise their dreams, UNSW scientist and 2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons said in her award speech.

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