Science & Tech

platypus

We need to list one of the world’s most iconic animals as a threatened species, UNSW scientists say.

two scientists working on optical beaming of electrical discharge

New research involving UNSW Canberra has the potential to mitigate bushfire danger and advance surgical techniques.

Hydrogen energy

A new study is set to test the viability of a hydrogen supply chain between Australia and Germany.

A collage of faces

Psychologists are hoping the UNSW Face Test will help unearth more of Australia’s top performers in facial recognition, known as super-recognisers.

A sea sponge under water

DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.

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A recycling breakthrough at UNSW Sydney offers new possibilities for the re-purposing of polymer-laminated aluminium products, such as food and coffee packaging.

Close-up of an elephant using its trunk to grip and eat food

An invention similar to an elephant’s trunk has potential benefits for many industries where handling delicate objects is essential, say the UNSW researchers who developed it.

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Waste-to-energy incinerators could help Australia deal with its mounting waste crisis, but burning rubbish may come with risks to public health.

Professor Paul Curmi

In an Australian first, UNSW Sydney's Paul Curmi will use a European Research Council Synergy grant to develop an artificial biological molecular engine.

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