Science & Tech

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The move has been likened to putting the country on a "war footing", with climate and the environment at the very centre of all government policy, rather than being on the fringe of political decisions.

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After competing in the inaugural Australian Universities Rocket Competition, the sky is the limit for a group of UNSW Science and Engineering students.

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UNSW psychology researchers have found evidence that controlling one’s own thinking can be thwarted by thoughts we do not even know are there.

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UNSW alumna Charlotte Wang was initially hesitant about doing a degree in environmental engineering, but since helping to launch a computer re-use program at UNSW, she has never looked back.

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Science that changes the world is a product of investing time in being a good mentor to young researchers, and encouraging them to think outside the box, says Nobel Laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart. 

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The Nuisance and Harmful Algae Science-Practice Partnership is developing strategies to minimise the risks posed by algae to Melbourne’s waterways.

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New efforts to reduce and re-use waste to boost a ‘circular’ economy are underway.

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UNSW scientists have created a 40-square-kilometre sanctuary for native Australian animals in the Sturt National Park that is completely free of feral animals such as rabbits, foxes and cats.

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A revolution in irrigation that could secure water supplies and food production during drought is the goal of researchers at UNSW’s Global Water Institute.

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UNSW engineers are advising how to mitigate the serious health risks associated with pathogens in aerator systems used in groundwater treatment plants.

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