Science & Tech

3D illustration of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on the skin.

Researchers have uncovered an elaborate system for adaptation in Staphylococcus aureus, identifying and characterising mechanisms for multi-drug resistance and providing new lines for antibiotic defence.

a kangaroo with joey stands amid a burnt out forrest

Three chief authors of the State of the Environment Report provide its key findings. While it’s a sobering read, there are a few bright spots.

6G telecommunications

The next generation of wireless communication is already being developed… and is set to revolutionise the world around us.

Multiple drones flying over a lake at sunrise

Jingulu – a language spoken by the Jingili people in the Northern Territory – has characteristics that allow it to be easily translated into AI commands.

adriana verges measuring crawyeed at bondi

Marine ecologists from UNSW Sydney have pieced together the untold history of kelp forest management around the world. The findings will help us understand how we can bring this vital ecosystem back from the brink.

Soft robotics smart textile

Smart textiles utilising artificial muscle fibres have been produced by a team from UNSW Medical Robotics Lab.

A pygmy blue whale swimming in the ocean

The good news is, pygmy blue whales appear to be thriving in the Indian Ocean. But not-so-good is that climate change may be threatening their food sources.

close up shot of a handfish underwater

These tiny fish with oversized hands crawl along the seafloor. They only live in two locations in the world, and they’re disappearing rapidly.

Three power station stacks spew forth smoke at night

Labor has promised a 43 per cent cut in Australia’s emissions by 2030 and a high-integrity carbon credit market is vital to reaching this goal.

Gas being burned on-site via flaring

With a unique metal – osmium, researchers are one step closer to cutting methane wastage.

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