New studies, by UNSW researchers, of the world's most primitive living things suggest that life on Earth may have begun much earlier than the accepted date of about 3.5 billion years ago.
UNSW engineers are using detailed satellite assessment to assist with the recovery from an earthquake which hit China on May 12, killing more than 60,000 people.
The Premier, Morris Iemma, has told a senior Chinese audience that a new Confucius Institute at UNSW will bring "enormous benefits" to both countries.
Pioneering UNSW solar energy researcher, Scientia Professor Stuart Wenham, has won a prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Award for his work in solar cell development.
UNSW researchers have turned ash waste from coal-fired power stations into an environmental solution which could slash emissions in the carbon-hungry construction sector by at least 20 per cent.
China's ever-growing greenhouse gas emissions and the problems they present for the rest of the world will be tackled by an expert panel at UNSW this Thursday.
German Greens MP Hans-Josef Fell will speak at UNSW on May 14 about the successful impact of feed-in tariffs incentives in raising the demand for renewable energy.
Australia could become a "carbon energy economic super power," says climate change expert, Mike Molitor.
A working bionic eye could be an Australian world first by 2020 if action is taken quickly, leading researchers at the University of New South Wales say.