Science & Tech

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UNSW's Toby Walsh has organised a letter from Australia's AI research community to the Australian Government calling for it to support a ban on lethal autonomous weapons.

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Robotics will touch almost every aspect of our lives so we need to prepare for this future and the ethical challenges it will bring, writes Toby Walsh.

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With Australia’s recent election to the UN’s Human Rights Council, the issue of lethal autonomous weapons is even more pressing for the nation to address, writes Toby Walsh.

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UNSW scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles – an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic drugs to tumours.

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Internationally acclaimed science writer and artist Margaret Wertheim will receive the UNSW Scientia Medal for Science Communication and launch The Best Australian Science Writing 2017 at a special event next week.

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A major study of dingo DNA has revealed the animals most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves – a find with significant implications for their conservation.

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How do you tackle the problem when you discover that your University's waste contains hundreds of kilos of batteries that could be recycled? That was the question facing UNSW Sustainability.

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Granting Saudi Arabian citizenship to the robot 'Sophia' raises social and ethical concerns that we are not yet ready to manage, writes Hussain Abbass.

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A UNSW-led geological analysis of the site where a 6000-year old human skull was discovered in Papua New Guinea in 1929 has revealed that the person most likely died in a catastrophic tsunami.

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Pharmacies play a larger role in the community than just dispensing medications, writes Helen Dickinson.

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