Science & Tech

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There is no evidence to support the efficacy of any of the 17 most popular "alternative" therapies, writes John Dwyer

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For their work in childhood cancer, oceanography, and solar cell technology, UNSW researchers have won three prestigious NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science and Engineering.

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Reel Life Survey is a 10 year citizen science project that trains volunteer scuba divers to survey marine plants and animals. Madeleine De Gabriele interviewed Adriana Vergés, Graham Edgar and Stewart Frusher.

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Marine scientists from UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) have won the NSW Government’s Natural Environment Award for an innovative project to restore crayweed forests to Sydney’s foreshores.

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New technology is revealing the mechanical aspects of cells and mechanobiology is enabling the development of new drugs and treatments, write Joshua Chou, Kate Poole and Maté Biro.

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Walter Munk's contribution to oceanography has earned him the nickname "Einstein of the ocean". Paul Spence and Shane Keating recap his achievements as he turns 100.

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The development of agriculture marked the greatest shift in human history, but it came with consequences, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Two UNSW Canberra astrophysicists have played a role in helping scientists witness a cataclysmic event for the first time – the merging of two neutron stars, resulting in a kilonova explosion.

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A global tracker for gas cylinders, developed in just seven weeks by UNSW engineering students, has won the inaugural Maker Games and an all-expenses-paid trip to Silicon Valley.

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Increased use of state-of-the art eye-imaging technologies could improve healthcare for patients with age-related macular degeneration, but only if professionals receive advanced training on how to interpret the results.

 

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