Science & Tech

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Engineers and scientists at UNSW Sydney have come up with an ingenious way to get fish past dam walls, weirs and other barriers blocking their migration in Australian rivers.

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The tube fishway allows fish to glide past dam walls, weirs and other river barriers, with the potential to revitalise Australia’s ailing freshwater fish stocks.

Giant cuttlefish

Overseas travel might be off the table this summer, but why not travel under it?

gayini wetlands

Eastern Australia's wetlands and waterbirds have partially recovered from the drought – but long-term trends remain concerning, an aerial survey by UNSW researchers has revealed.

Silhouette of construction workers lowering giant numbers of 2020 into place

Quantum computers, making greenhouse gases useful, COVID-19 infection from droplet spread and water security were some of the most popular engineering stories in 2020.

Gas bubbles in ice sample

The most-read stories of 2020 take us from the depths of the mind to the edges of the universe.

Matthew England

Professor Matthew England has been recognised for his leadership in meteorology, oceanography and climate science.

Steph Gardner

Dr Steph Gardner is one of 60 academics invited by Science & Technology Australia to be mentored as a role model for women in STEM.

benoit voisin

Australian researchers have found the ideal position for qubits in silicon - a development that will help them to scale up atom-based quantum computers.

2020 ATSE Fellows

Researchers honoured for their pioneering work in renewable energy, water management and chemical engineering.

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