Science & Tech

Dr Lisa A Williams

Does the perfect gift exist? Dr Lisa A Williams from UNSW School of Psychology gives her top tips for choosing the best gift.

veena sahajwalla in the microfactorie

Technology from UNSW that can reform waste into new materials is closer to commercialisation thanks to new NSW government funding. 

UNSW Sunswift

From world-leading research to our student-led projects, we look back on the most-read stories of UNSW Engineering in 2019

Hydrogen energy

Scientists show how using only water, iron, nickel and electricity can create hydrogen energy much more cheaply than before.

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Professor Steven Sherwood from UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences explains why lightning can strike the same place twice.

Hippos can be aggressive if you get too close

A new UNSW study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species’ population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.

Professor David Harvey

Associate Professor David Harvey has received a highly prestigious medal at the annual meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society. 

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World-leading climate change expert Scientia Professor Matthew England and internationally renowned chemical engineer Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh have been recognised this year.

Montreal protocol

The Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed in 1987 to stop chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroying the ozone layer, now appears to be the first international treaty to successfully slow the rate of global warming.

fingerprint

While the data from a fingerprint is very hard to retrieve, cybercriminals can get around biometric technology in various ways. And having a weak passcode is like giving them a hall pass.

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