Science & Tech

Broad-headed snake

UNSW Sydney researchers have received grants to investigate the impact of the 2019/2020 bushfires on threatened reptiles and to assist in the conservation of invertebrate animals.

Professor Rob Brander

A new collection of coastal research fieldwork stories reveals the exciting – and sometimes life-threatening – tales behind the science.

Carbon emissions from refinery

The coronavirus pandemic caused the UN's annual climate conference to be postponed by a year, but it was also responsible for a drop in carbon emissions. Is it enough and will it last?

A young girl speaks over an Alexa virtual assistant device

AUSKidTalk, a project that records Australian children talking, aims to close the gap in speech recognition systems that have until now performed badly in understanding young users of technology.

Polluting factories with China flag

It remains to be seen whether China's climate promise is genuine. But it puts pressure on many other nations – not least Australia – to follow.

artist's impression of an atom qubit in silicon being protected from charge noise

A team led by 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons has taken another important step forward in the development of a silicon quantum computer.

A circle of fresh foods organised in food groups

The global partnership brings together experts from Australia and California for collaborative opportunities in food systems.

Astronaut and aliens seated in a space bus

It’s not rocket science – or is it? A UNSW Sydney astronomer explains how the right sci-fi watchlist can make physics easier to understand.

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