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quantum computer chip

Tuning in to Quantum: Scientists Unlock Signal Frequency Control of Precision...

Australian scientists have achieved a new milestone in their approach to creating a quantum computer chip in silicon, demonstrating the ability to tune the...

Breakthrough Study Shows How HIV Is Shielded from Immune Attack

A UNSW study has shown for the first time how HIV hijacks a host molecule to strengthen its protective shell and shield itself from attack. The findings...
global warming

Global Warming May Be Twice What Climate Models Predict

Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models and sea levels may rise six metres or more even...
koalas

Australian Scientists Crack the Genetic Code of Koalas

A team of Australian and international scientists – including UNSW Sydney Professor Marc Wilkins – have made a significant breakthrough, successfully sequencing the full koala...
congenital aphantasiavideo

World-First Brain Imaging Study to Understand Mind Blindness

To determine why some people cannot create visual images of people, places and things in their mind’s eye, UNSW scientists are planning to conduct...
carbon-based material

Soaking up the Water and the Sweat – a New Super...

UNSW scientists have developed a new carbon-based material that could revolutionise moisture control in applications as diverse as electronics, packaging and air conditioning –...
vision loss

Satellite Imaging Techniques May Help Reduce Preventable Vision Loss

Researchers at the Centre for Eye Health at UNSW Sydney have devised a novel approach to classify and diagnose blinding eye diseases, such as...
marine heatwaves

Hotter, Longer, More Frequent – Marine Heatwaves on the Rise

An international study by researchers from the newly launched ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies reveals...
solar power

Tool Shines a Light on Solar Potential of Buildings

A new online platform that will inform decisions about how home owners and urban planners can make the most of opportunities to use solar...
e-waste microfactoryvideo

World-First E-Waste Microfactory Launched at UNSW

The world’s first microfactory that can transform the components from electronic waste (e-waste) items such as discarded smart phones and laptops into valuable materials...
blood disorders

Solution to 50-Year-Old Mystery Could Lead to Gene Therapy for Common...

In a landmark study that could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders, UNSW-led scientists have used CRISPR gene editing...
graphene-based filter

Revolutionary New Filter Can Improve Drinking Water Quality

UNSW scientists have developed a world-first, graphene-based, laboratory-scale filter that can remove more than 99% of the ubiquitous natural organic matter left behind during...
quantum bitsvideo

Precision Atom Qubits Achieve Milestone

The unique Australian approach of creating quantum bits from precisely positioned individual atoms in silicon is reaping major rewards, with UNSW Sydney-led scientists showing...
tree

Loneliest Tree in the World Marks New Age for Our Planet

When humans first set foot on the moon in 1969, the people of that decade thought the world had changed forever. Little did they...
robot

Social Robot Developed at UNSW Set to Revolutionise Workplace Experience

Workers at the  Fuji Xerox R&D Square in Japan are about to welcome a new workmate who will take on many of their mundane...
laser boron fusion

Laser-Boron Fusion Now ‘Leading Contender’ for Energy

A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within...
cancer drug

Plastic Nanoparticles Inspired by Nature could Improve Cancer Drug Delivery

UNSW scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles – an advance that could...
Arctic temperature

Ancient Tree Reveals Cause of Spike in Arctic Temperature

A kauri tree preserved in a New Zealand peat swamp for 30,000 years has revealed a new mechanism that may explain how temperatures in...
solar race car

Unveiling Australia’s New Solar Race Car

Sunswift Violet, a sleek four-seat sedan designed and built by engineering students at UNSW, will be unveiled at a media breakfast on Thursday, 19...
Exercise

Exercising Immediately after Study May Help You Remember

Exercise may be the secret to retaining information, according to new research from UNSW that may encourage more physical activity in classrooms and nursing...