Science & Tech

mrna

mRNA is the key ingredient in COVID-19 vaccines. But what is it, and how does it work?

five people ride in on overloaded tinny through flood waters and rain

By following moisture from the oceans to the land, researchers worked out exactly how three oceans conspire to deliver deluges of rain to eastern Australia.

A mosaic of seven UNSW Scientists and their female influences.jpg

To celebrate International Women's Day 2022, we asked seven of our scientists from across UNSW Science to tell us about the influential women who've guided them throughout their careers. Here they are.

Andrea Holden working with team members in an engineering workshop

A student of Mechanical Engineering is leading the UNSW team building its seventh high performance solar-powered car. 

Trees are reflected by the calm waters of the Daly River in the Northern Territory

Tree rings are ‘nature’s weather stations’ and reveal far more of the Daly River’s history than scientific records can.

Cyber warfare

UNSW academics warn that 21st century battles are now being fought digitally, as well as with missiles on land, sea and air.

A train line is reflected in the water of the Daly River, Northern Territory

Tree ring analysis suggests strong flows in NT’s Daly River can’t go on forever and water allocation could lead to environmental and cultural damage.

Turtle entangled in ghost net

A joint report by environmental not-for-profit organisation TierraMar and the UNSW SMaRT Centre outlines solutions for the fight against discarded ‘ghost’ nets and other fishing marine debris in northern Australia.

Dr Emily Wong

One of three awarded each year, the Snow Medical Research Foundation Fellowship aims to develop Australia’s next generation of outstanding biomedical research leaders.

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