Science & Tech

artist's impression of an atom qubit in silicon being protected from charge noise

A team led by 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons has taken another important step forward in the development of a silicon quantum computer.

A circle of fresh foods organised in food groups

The global partnership brings together experts from Australia and California for collaborative opportunities in food systems.

Astronaut and aliens seated in a space bus

It’s not rocket science – or is it? A UNSW Sydney astronomer explains how the right sci-fi watchlist can make physics easier to understand.

Tyree Building UNSW, solar panels

World-leading solar research will address cost-effectiveness and sustainable end-of-life management.

A young girl speaks over an Alexa virtual assistant device

A project to record Australian children talking aims to close the gap in speech recognition systems that have until now performed badly in understanding young users of technology.

A scientist in a lab with a petri dish

Healthcare, food production and manufacturing industries will benefit from manufacturing research partnership.

Solar cells, wind turbines and structures that house the electrolyser to create hydrogen

The green hydrogen revolution is coming, and Australia is perfectly placed to take advantage of it, an analysis of production costs by UNSW engineers has shown.

MyGov site on a mobile phone

More than half of the allocated funds will go towards making 'digital government' easier to do business with.

Atacama desert

How ancient microbes survived in a world without oxygen has been a mystery. Scientists discovered a living microbial mat that uses arsenic instead of oxygen for photosynthesis and respiration.

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