Science & Tech

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'Intelligent' shape-shifting propeller blade monitors its own performance and adapts to changing conditions in the water.

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Extreme fire risk will overlap with weather patterns to create fire tornadoes more often under climate change.

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Professor Thorsten Trupke, from UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, explains how glow-in-the-dark paint works.

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A fairer, greener and more prosperous Australia is possible – so long as political leaders don't focus just on economic growth.

Professor Katherine Samaras

Over six years, researchers evaluated the cognitive effects of statins in elderly consumers, revealing no negative impact and potential protective effects in those at risk of dementia.

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UNSW Sydney researchers have successfully merged 3D/4D printing with a chemical process to produce “living” resin, which has huge potential for fields as diverse as recycling and biomedicine.

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The cement needed to make concrete – the most widely used man-made material – is a major source of global emissions. Researchers are working on a green replacement that could transform the sector.

Operation Posidonia

A beautiful seagrass is endangered in parts of NSW, but a team of “underwater gardeners” led by a UNSW marine ecologist is working to stem its decline.

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As the engineering sector turns its attention to the climate crisis, UNSW Engineering has taken the lead in being the first university to commit to a movement steering the profession towards a low carbon future.

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If Bird of the Year was a thing 20 million years ago.... this would be your winner. Meet Squawkzilla, a giant fossilised parrot our researchers recently found in NZ.

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