Science & Tech

Aftermath of 2011 Japan tsunami in Fukushima

On the tenth anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, a UNSW scientist says reminders of past events can help teach people about the power of the world’s biggest waves.

UNSW 2021 Australian Academy of Science honorific awardees

UNSW scientists have been honoured for their world-changing discoveries, including revealing the physics of sea-level change, understanding heatwaves, and creating cheap flexible stable and non-toxic solar cells.

Two skeleton Halloween decorations in neon light

The link between mental imagery and emotions may be closer than we thought.

kitchen splashback and island bench front made from green ceramics

A new display apartment shows how recycling techniques developed at UNSW Sydney could change the way we build our homes.

Mars colony

Robotic mining that can provide water and fuel is the key to developing a colony on the red planet within the next 30 years.

echidna

Excavator, farmer, matchmaker: echidnas provide a host of benefits to nature. So let's harness the potential.

A bat or flying fox spreads its wings above a river

Echolocation evolved multiple times in bats over millions of year. Yet the earliest bat ancestors probably didn't have this skill — or if they did, it was likely very primitive.

Artist's impression of the rocky terrain and lava rivers on the surface of Gliese 486b

A rocky planet discovered in the Virgo constellation could change how we look for life in the universe.

Okavango delta

A world-first framework will help identify the ecosystems that are most critical for biodiversity conservation, research, management and human wellbeing.

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