Science & Tech

Avalon rock pool in Sydney in stormy weather

With La Niña prolonging the wet season, there is an increased risk of flooding along the north, east and southeast regions.

Screaming Tree Frog, Robust Bleating Tree Frog and Slender Tree Frog

Frog calls and DNA reveal the loudest Australian frog is not one but three different species.

A chunk of the Antarctic ice sheet breaks off into the freezing water below

Patterns of rapid ice loss in the past could predict style of future Antarctic ice sheet retreat.

Aluminium being smelted

Aluminium is hugely useful, but energy-intensive to produce. What if we didn’t have to smelt any more?

A man fishing next to a road that is partly submerged in water

The sea has been rising and falling for eons, but there is compelling evidence that carbon emissions from human activity is speeding the process along.

Young driver fastening seat belt

A UNSW study aims to establish what can be done to reduce the rate of P-plate car crashes.

car seat

What is that loud throbbing noise when you drive with only one window open?

In scientific language, it's called Helmholtz Resonance and Dr Jeoffrey Fischer, from UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, explains why this phenomenon happens.

 

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Justin Gooding has been recognised for his research into commercial diagnostic devices including a glucose meter and 3D bioprinter.

Woman charging electric car

Subsidising electric cars and rolling out more chargers could help Australia achieve half of our new car sales to be electric by 2030.

Young woman holding a petri dish

25 UNSW academics receive Ideas Grants for research in medicine and health, science and engineering.

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