Science & Tech

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.

Martina de Marcos dives in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Martina de Marcos, a final year UNSW Sydney Masters student, has helped to ban single use plastic bags in developing nations through grassroots activism.

Banana plant

Biodegradable 'plastic' bags made out of banana plants sounds a bit...bananas, but a couple of UNSW researchers have found a way to do it, and it could solve two industrial waste problems in one.

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UNSW students and engineers are using human-centred engineering to help provide electricity to off-grid rural communities in Fiji.

Mark Hoffman

A three-point action plan from UNSW's Mark Hoffman proposes ways to increase tech skills in the Australian workforce and reduce our reliance on imported expertise.

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