Science & Tech

Aircraft in storage in Alice Springs

Proper maintenance procedures are in place to ensure that planes grounded for months or years due to worldwide travel restrictions are not an additional danger when they fly again.

A tank of ammonia at a chemical plant with blue sky in background.

Ammonia has sustained humanity since the early 20th century, but its production leaves a huge carbon footprint. Now researchers have found a way to make it 100 per cent renewable.

Professor Nasser Khalili

A joint UNSW project will receive $3m to convert paper and plastic landfill waste into construction materials.

Patterns on surface of liquid metal

Zebra stripes, leopard spots and other patterns discovered on the skin of frozen metal alloys that defy conventional metallurgy.

Wild dolphins swim in the sea

A UNSW study shows airway bacteria can indicate the health of dolphins and whales ­– a finding that could benefit endangered species like the northern right and blue whales.

A colourful seahorse swims among the sea life

Partially protected marine areas create confusion and don’t meet their broad conservation objectives, UNSW researchers have found.

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Engineers and scientists at UNSW Sydney have come up with an ingenious way to get fish past dam walls, weirs and other barriers blocking their migration in Australian rivers.

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The tube fishway allows fish to glide past dam walls, weirs and other river barriers, with the potential to revitalise Australia’s ailing freshwater fish stocks.

Giant cuttlefish

Overseas travel might be off the table this summer, but why not travel under it?

gayini wetlands

Eastern Australia's wetlands and waterbirds have partially recovered from the drought – but long-term trends remain concerning, an aerial survey by UNSW researchers has revealed.

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