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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...
blood disorders

Genome Therapy with Beneficial Natural Mutation Could Lead to New Treatment...

By introducing a beneficial natural mutation into blood cells using the gene-editing technique CRISPR, a UNSW Sydney-led team of scientists has been able to...
schizophrenia

Do You See What I See? New Research Says You Do

In this video, you will see two black dots moving across the screen. The question is: when the dots reach the centre of the screen,...
predatorsvideo

Know Your Enemy: Teaching Threatened Species to Be Wary of Predators

A study of burrowing bettongs in the Australian desert has shown for the first time that exposing threatened native animals to small numbers of...
batteries

Screen-printed Batteries for Renewables on the Way

Ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy are closer to reality, thanks to a joint UNSW-University of Queensland project...
splitting water

New Ultrathin Material for Splitting Water Could Make Hydrogen Production Cheaper

UNSW chemists have invented a new, cheap catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current to efficiently produce clean hydrogen fuel. The technology is based...
fossils

Oldest Evidence of Life on Land Found in 3.48 Billion-year-old Australian...

Fossils discovered by UNSW scientists in 3.48 billion year old hot spring deposits in the Pilbara region of Western Australia have pushed back by 580 million...
satellites

UNSW Satellites Blast off to Explore the Thermosphere

Three Australian research satellites – two built at UNSW – blasted off just after 1am AEST on Wednesday to the International Space Station, where...
climate

Past Climate a Better Predictor of Soil Carbon than Current Climate

The climate that Earth experienced millions of years ago could reveal more about the health of soils and their capacity to store carbon dioxide...
pollution

Discovery of Industrial Chemicals 10 Km below Sea Surface ‘Disturbing’

The discovery of extremely high levels of pollution at the bottom of two of the Earth’s deepest oceanic trenches is a disturbing development that...
streptococcal disease

Deadly Disease Outbreak Linked to Commercial Breeding of Piglets

In a case of sophisticated scientific sleuthing, a UNSW researcher has helped pin down the source of an unprecedented outbreak of streptococcal disease in...
bone tissue periosteum

Researchers Use Nature’s Weaving Formula to Engineer Advanced Functional Materials

For the first time, UNSW biomedical engineers have woven a ‘smart’ fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of one of nature’s ingenious...
eye drop treatment

New Funding to Develop Sight-saving Drug

A potential eye drop treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration based on chemical compounds developed at UNSW has received a funding boost, with UK-based...
El Niñosvideo

Extraordinary Animation Reveals Ocean’s Role in El Niños

Australian researchers from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, based at UNSW, have produced a remarkable...