Science & Tech

Firefighter preparing to battle incoming fire

In this era of mega-fires, diverse strategies are urgently needed so we can safely live with fire.

Urban development

Building underground can solve problems for city planners, but UNSW expert Dr Asal Bidarmaghz warns that planning is needed to ensure subterranean solutions are sustainable.

Tasmanian devil stepping out of a hessian bag

They are the only known scavengers in the world to have picky diets.

Waratah

A UNSW PhD candidate has led the mapping of the floral emblem of NSW, the waratah.

toby walsh

By 2062, experts estimate that we will have created machines as intelligent as humans. Already AI has become so integrated into our everyday lives that it’s often hard to detect… from home robots to smartphones telling you the fastest route home at the press of a button. 

ancient fossils

The site offers details of a verdant landscape 15 million years ago, including fossils of trapdoor spiders, giant cicadas and wasps. 

child eating ice cream at the beach

A trip to the beach is a perfect opportunity to explore the peculiar properties of some fascinating fluids.

bettong

What if we could help threatened marsupials evolve to survive foxes and feral cats?

aerial view of coastline

Australia’s coastline spans more than 33,000km – and there are myriad marvellous marine animals we share this space with.

Man sitting on hill gazing up at green-headed comet flying in night sky

The team solved this mystery with the help of a vacuum chamber, a lot of lasers, and one powerful cosmic reaction.

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