Science & Tech

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A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, says a UNSW physicist.

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Australian solar cell research has received a $29.2 million boost from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, and UNSW captured the lion’s share with 11 of the 22 projects.

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The arrival of a single Black-backed Oriole bird in rural Pennsylvania – 5000 kilometres from its usual home in Mexico – was worth an estimated $US223,851 to the US economy from bird watchers flocking to see it.

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A new article by a UNSW-led team could set a new course for wildlife biologists who are trying to reduce the threat of extinction.

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UNSW's Professor Toby Walsh has been nominated for a global award for his work alerting the world to the dangers of lethal autonomous weapons.

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UNSW's 'Dr Rip', Associate Professor Rob Brander, is appearing in a new documentary airing this summer to help teach Australians how to avoid dangerous rips.

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A recent UNSW student in Aerospace Engineering and science, Solange is the founder of Cuberider an exciting initiative that helps school students launch their own experiments to the International Space Station.

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New research showing that talking to ourselves in our heads may be the same as speaking our thoughts out loud could help explain why people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia hear voices.

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A discovery that microbes in Antarctica can scavenge hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the air to stay alive in such extreme conditions has implications for the search for life on other planets.

 

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The discovery of a new species of marsupial lion in north-west Queensland provides important insight into what habitats were like in the past, writes Anna Gillespie.

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