Science & Tech

A syringe in a 3D-printer extruding ink into a special gel bath.

3D printers may one day become a permanent fixture of the operating theatre after UNSW scientists showed they could print bone-like structures containing living cells.

A bend in Northern Territory's Surprise Creek which is covered in lily pads

Waste rock wrongly classified as harmless and a leaking dam could have devastating impact on the local environment and community near the McArthur River Mine.

A Tesla car with UNSW emblem in front of The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth

Before people switch on to electic cars in Australia, the government here has to recognise its role in making it more attractive.

An ensemble of twenty-five disk galaxies

UNSW-led research will enable astronomers to look at any galaxy in the Universe and predict when it will stop producing stars.

Kangaroo in dry landscape

The native species has reached numbers that are contributing to drier soil and less vegetation – and may be more damaging to conservation areas than rabbits.

Having a coffee with friends

Social isolation can trigger sugar and cigarette cravings, but socialising may offer relief, a study in rats has shown.

Eye drops

Research conducted by UNSW Sydney has paved the way for clinical testing of an eye drop treatment for diabetic macular oedema and wet age-related macular degeneration, the leading causes of blindness in the developed world.

Gene graphic with human figures

Using 'base editing', researchers have cured progeria in mice. This genetic syndrome causes premature ageing in humans – those with the disease usually don't live past the age of 13.

bushfires burning on the horizon at dusk on a farm

We know heatwaves and drought can turn bushfires into infernos, but the reasons why were poorly understood in science.

Martin Green Japan Prize

UNSW Sydney solar expert Martin Green has been honoured with the Japan Prize for transforming the photovoltaics industry.

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