Science & Tech

The ocean

The oceans around New Zealand are warming faster in winter than in summer. During the winter of 2021, most coastal areas were warmer than usual, and this is likely to bring more storms during summer.

Yellowtail scad or baitfish

How artificial reefs are helping the East Australian Current deliver a conveyor belt of food to a ‘wall of mouths’ or baitfish, with benefits for recreational fishers.

Andy Baker at the UNSW Connected Waters Initiative in Wellington NSW.

Andy Baker, who researches the water underground, has been recognised by the highly esteemed earth sciences organisation.

Flying car

Flying cars resemble a cross between a drone and a small aircraft, so most will have wings and typically include between four to eight rotors.

Covid testing for children

The thought of having a COVID-19 test can be harrowing for some children, but these helpful tips may help ease the nervousness. 

Angela Merkel peers out from a mass of wires and machinery

Only 7 per cent of Australia’s federal MPs have backgrounds in science. What would it look like if they were a majority?

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A technique developed by UNSW Sydney marine biologists promises to efficiently identify which of Australia’s soft coral species are most vulnerable to global warming.

Flying car

Look up in the sky, it’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a flying car!

Burnt tress after bushfires

Many plants are really good at withstanding bushfires, but the combination of drought, heatwaves and pest insects under climate change may push them to the brink.

a female worker bites a pencil in comical frustration while staring at her computer screen

You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as data loss and latency to ensure a smooth connection.

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