Science & Tech

Environmental Engineering Footprint

The Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory is helping governments and businesses see that society has an environmental footprint extending far beyond its physical boundaries.

Bushfires

Professor John Fletcher from UNSW Engineering explains the effects of bushfires on our energy infrastructure and how consumers can help prevent outages.

Tap water

Professor Stuart Khan from UNSW Sydney explains the immediate and long-term effects of bushfires on water quality.

Bondi beach waves

There's much more to waves than the part you see at the beach. And it can all start hundreds, if not thousands, of kilometres from the shore.

Dr Hassan Habibi Gharakheili

UNSW engineers are exploring how Internet of Things devices will change our lives for the better, but not before they are made much more secure.

New Year's Resolution

Why do New Year's resolution notoriously fail and how do we make sure we stick to them? Dr Lisa A Williams from UNSW School of Psychology explains the psychological reasons why your New Year's resolutions might actually work.

Associate Professor Julian Cox

How do we avoid foodborne illnesses this festive season? Associate Professor Julian Cox from UNSW School of Chemical Engineering knows a thing or two about food safety.

Sea ice

This year's most popular science stories took readers from melting Antarctic ice sounding the alarm on microbes and climate change, to a pest-proof fence to protect native wildlife in far western NSW, and early signs of life in ancient rocks in the Pilbara, WA.

Nick Kyrgios

After analysing posts from 100,000 Twitter users, our research used big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence to reveal the hidden personality traits underpinning thousands of jobs.

Job map

Thousands of Australian students will get their Higher School Certificates this week – but how many will choose the ‘right career’?

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