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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...
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...