Science & Tech

bettong

What if we could help threatened marsupials evolve to survive foxes and feral cats?

aerial view of coastline

Australia’s coastline spans more than 33,000km – and there are myriad marvellous marine animals we share this space with.

Man sitting on hill gazing up at green-headed comet flying in night sky

The team solved this mystery with the help of a vacuum chamber, a lot of lasers, and one powerful cosmic reaction.

Scenery from around the Thredbo River in Kosciouszko National Park

As the weather warms up, UNSW researchers name some of their favourite bushwalks and the ways citizen scientists can help them by collecting data along the way.

The edge of Burdekin Falls Dam

The UNSW scientists observed fewer waterbirds but greater flooding than last year, which they hope will help to offset long-term declines.

Two gloved hands holding a clay tablet marked 'Si.427'

We might’ve been under lockdown this year, but science sure wasn’t.

A closeup of a woman's face with data points highlighted

Our brains are wired to recognise faces holistically, but focusing on two standout features can improve performance, a new UNSW study shows.

A 3D printer at work

Research by UNSW academics shows that special treatment of liquid resin used in 3D printing can cause the material to mend itself if it becomes damaged.

bionic hand

Science-fiction books, TV series and movies have often explored the idea of individuals gaining superhuman powers thanks to medical implants – think the Bionic Woman, or the Six Million Dollar Man.

Bionics exoskeleton

Once-futuristic bionic devices are now a reality, but UNSW expert Dr Michael Stevens says we’re not yet living in a world as portrayed in films and on TV.

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