Science & Tech

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.

A fish farming project in Papua New Guinea

A UNSW scientist’s fish farming expertise is helping increase nutrition and provide a steady income, as well as a host of other benefits for people in PNG and Vietnam.
 

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.

Bilby

Bilbies vs. feral cats – a Hunger Games-style experiment conducted in a South Australian desert has produced fascinating results with important implications for the conservation of our endangered species.

Professor Andrew Dzurak and team

After being the first team to create a two-qubit gate in silicon in 2015, UNSW Sydney engineers are breaking new ground again: they have measured the accuracy of silicon two-qubit operations for the first time – and their results confirm the promise of silicon for quantum computing.

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