Science & Tech

Beach after storm

UNSW engineers are leveraging the popularity of Insta-famous sites to study severe weather events and improve coastal planning practices.

A flooded road with people standing by

In any given year, there's a 1% chance of a 'once in a century' flood. But that doesn't mean they can't happen more than once in quick succession.

Platypus

A three-year study has confirmed that significant alterations to flow regimes by dams can have a big impact on downstream platypus populations.

Wetland and saltmarsh river estuary

Eco-engineering development from UNSW Sydney could revive saltmarsh and mangrove wetland areas valued at around $US230b globally.

Aerial view of beachgoers at an Australian beach

Australia may be leading the way on coastal drowning research, but a study led by UNSW has identified the need for more evidence to support prevention strategies. 

Regrowth after bushfires

Community scientists have been photographing animals and plants in the months after the Black Summer fires. Each observation is a story of survival against the odds, or of tragedy.

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

UNSW Sydney researchers have shown how a rapid-response citizen science project can provide data on plant, animal and fungus recovery following the 2019/20 mega-fires.

Scuba diver takes pictures of a large coral shelf

John Turnbull helped survey coral reefs in Norfolk Island for the first time in eight years, and snapped marine life he didn't expect to see there.

La Niña caused wet and cool weather conditions last summer

With more rain on the horizon in NSW and Queensland, a UNSW climate scientist answers our questions about whether we can expect more wet and cold from La Niña, and what’s in store for next summer.

Visualisation of digital verification

New blockchain architecture out of UNSW Engineering allows secure sharing and verification of credentials that has multiple real-world applications.

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