Science & Tech

Patterns on surface of liquid metal

Zebra stripes, leopard spots and other patterns discovered on the skin of frozen metal alloys that defy conventional metallurgy.

Wild dolphins swim in the sea

A UNSW study shows airway bacteria can indicate the health of dolphins and whales ­– a finding that could benefit endangered species like the northern right and blue whales.

A colourful seahorse swims among the sea life

Partially protected marine areas create confusion and don’t meet their broad conservation objectives, UNSW researchers have found.

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Engineers and scientists at UNSW Sydney have come up with an ingenious way to get fish past dam walls, weirs and other barriers blocking their migration in Australian rivers.

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The tube fishway allows fish to glide past dam walls, weirs and other river barriers, with the potential to revitalise Australia’s ailing freshwater fish stocks.

Giant cuttlefish

Overseas travel might be off the table this summer, but why not travel under it?

gayini wetlands

Eastern Australia's wetlands and waterbirds have partially recovered from the drought – but long-term trends remain concerning, an aerial survey by UNSW researchers has revealed.

Silhouette of construction workers lowering giant numbers of 2020 into place

Quantum computers, making greenhouse gases useful, COVID-19 infection from droplet spread and water security were some of the most popular engineering stories in 2020.

Gas bubbles in ice sample

The most-read stories of 2020 take us from the depths of the mind to the edges of the universe.

Matthew England

Professor Matthew England has been recognised for his leadership in meteorology, oceanography and climate science.

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