Science & Tech

Satellites in orbit of planet Earth

Shrinking satellites are making it cheaper and more accessible to do science in space.

people watching projector with visualisation of earth

The future of Australia’s space efforts will hinge on coordination between defence, industry and universities.

Petrol station priceboard

UNSW experts say lack of government policy, rather than the huge spike in the current cost of petrol caused by sanctions on Russia, is holding back domestic electric vehicle sales.

Danielle Holmes

We are on the brink of a technological revolution. The rapid development of quantum computing and the power that it will bring means we are on the cusp of solving problems that we cannot solve with classical computers.

Screen grab of Facebook business page for advertising

While the ACCC failed in a similar case against Google in 2013, there are some key details in this one which could give it more leverage.

humpback whale opens mouth wide to show baleen

Baleen plates – the signature bristle-like apparatus toothless whales use to feed – reveal how these large aquatic mammals adapt to environmental changes over time.

RNA Institute launch group labs

Director of the Institute, Professor Pall Thordarson says the RNA revolution is just getting started.

Palli Thordarson in the lab

UNSW Sydney professor Pall Thordarson shares the chemical reaction that took him from working on a farm in Iceland to running the first RNA institute in Australia.

mrna

mRNA is the key ingredient in COVID-19 vaccines. But what is it, and how does it work?

five people ride in on overloaded tinny through flood waters and rain

By following moisture from the oceans to the land, researchers worked out exactly how three oceans conspire to deliver deluges of rain to eastern Australia.

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