Science & Tech

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The first study to compare performances of trained facial examiners, super-recognisers, and facial-recognition algorithms, has revealed a combination of human and computer decision-making is most accurate.

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By hiding in camouflaged tents for months in the dense rainforest, UNSW PhD student and film-maker Dan Hunter has captured fascinating footage of Australia’s “dino-bird” – the elusive flightless cassowary.

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Professor Mari Velonaki is building a future where robots enhance humanity and have a positive impact on society, writes Susanna Smith.

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For their outstanding research on psychological responses to trauma, recycling science, and nanomaterials, three UNSW scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.

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New jobs and investment for Australia's growing space industry are promised with the backing of the new space agency. It's hoped that all states and territories will benefit from a national approach.

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Materials science PhD candidate Lorenzo Travaglini from Italy is the first recipient of a scholarship created by businessman Pietro Bergamaschi to repay UNSW's generosity to him as a young Italian immigrant.

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With 36% of Australians projected to have myopia, or short-sightedness, by 2020, a new pilot campaign has been launched by optometrists to encourage early treatment.

 

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By adapting pattern recognition techniques used to assess satellite images, scientists have devised a novel way to diagnose blinding eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration.

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Google's artificial intelligence demonstration was amusing, but raised an important question: do you have the right to know you are talking to a machine?

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Michelle Simmons was awarded the fellowship for her pioneering work in the field of quantum computing.

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