Science & Tech

DNA gene helix spiral molecule structure

UNSW research has uncovered a ‘jumping gene’ which is vital for quickly suppressing an immune response to infection after a virus clears the body.

A hand is held just above rippling water

What is ‘structured water’ (aka hexagonal water, EZ water, or H3O2)? You might see people advertising it, but it’s not a real thing.

water on a leaf exhibiting surface tension

The same force that allows water to climb trees may prevent it from flowing through nanoscopic pores in certain materials.

Aerial view of a depleted river in the Murray Darling system of rivers

Federal Labor has pledged to deliver the Murray Darling Basin Plan. But a new report casts serious doubt on that promise.

researchers in lab coats and masks analysing an array of  transistors

The transparent and flexible material could pave the way for emerging 2D electronic applications.

A woman clutches at her back and grimaces in pain

A treatment that trains both the brain and the body has shown important effects on pain and disability, a new study has found.

a hand holds a lit lightbulb in front of a solar panel

Expensive silicon has been used to produce the highest-efficiency solar panels. Now there’s a way to use cheaper raw materials.

gamer holding a controller playing a shooter game in the background

Researchers from UNSW Sydney help us understand why the genre is so popular.

man standing inside tunnel

There’s a whole lot of thought that goes into subterranean and underwater tunnel construction, say UNSW expert.

Amber Heard on the red carpet in a sparkly silver dress

It has long been thought the ancient Greeks used the Golden Ratio to beautify their art and architecture. Turns out that’s not really true.

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