Science & Tech

humpback whale opens mouth wide to show baleen

Baleen plates – the signature bristle-like apparatus toothless whales use to feed – reveal how these large aquatic mammals adapt to environmental changes over time.

RNA Institute launch group labs

Director of the Institute, Professor Pall Thordarson says the RNA revolution is just getting started.

Palli Thordarson in the lab

UNSW Sydney professor Pall Thordarson shares the chemical reaction that took him from working on a farm in Iceland to running the first RNA institute in Australia.

mrna

mRNA is the key ingredient in COVID-19 vaccines. But what is it, and how does it work?

five people ride in on overloaded tinny through flood waters and rain

By following moisture from the oceans to the land, researchers worked out exactly how three oceans conspire to deliver deluges of rain to eastern Australia.

A mosaic of seven UNSW Scientists and their female influences.jpg

To celebrate International Women's Day 2022, we asked seven of our scientists from across UNSW Science to tell us about the influential women who've guided them throughout their careers. Here they are.

Andrea Holden working with team members in an engineering workshop

A student of Mechanical Engineering is leading the UNSW team building its seventh high performance solar-powered car. 

Trees are reflected by the calm waters of the Daly River in the Northern Territory

Tree rings are ‘nature’s weather stations’ and reveal far more of the Daly River’s history than scientific records can.

Cyber warfare

UNSW academics warn that 21st century battles are now being fought digitally, as well as with missiles on land, sea and air.

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