Science & Tech

headphones

A new project to develop an unprecedented capability in quantum computing – a 'noise-cancelling headphone' for quantum computers – is set to increase the stability of fragile quantum building blocks, or qubits.

Sea horses are among the marine animals that depend on the sea grasses for habitat.

On this year’s International Day of Biodiversity, we are showcasing some of our scientists who are working to safeguard our ecosystems – both far away and close to home.

Australia population census

You could compare election opinion polls to penalty shoot-outs at a World Cup final: there’s huge pressure to get it right and we remember the big misses most of all.

Aleutian Tern

A group of birds that are not usually found in Australia attracted hundreds of birders to a relatively remote town on the north coast of NSW, resulting in a boost to the economy.

CoastSnap station at Manly Beach. Credit Larry Paice

An innovative community beach monitoring program, CoastSnap, is turning average citizens into coastal scientists to help predict coastline changes.

kilogram weight

Today marks one of the biggest shake-ups in the history of measurement. But the new standards on how we define units of mass, length, time and so on are not easy to explain.

WWF climate change

What makes people more likely to trust a climate change message? If it looks too corporate, it's more likely to fail.

Jake Chua

A newly identified mechanism that regulates a particular enzyme could lead to the development of new, cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Huawei

Trump's new executive order reflects a fear of sabotage, where an enemy such as China or Russia could turn off critical infrastructure like the internet or communications capability.

Flooded house in Brisbane floods, 2011

UNSW sustainability scientists have run their rulers over the major parties' climate policies to determine whether taking action against climate change is more expensive than doing nothing.

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