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Project: Crowdsourced computer to solve microbe mysteries
22 October 2014
UNSW scientists hope to unlock the secrets of millions of marine microbes from waters as far apart as Sydney’s Botany Bay and the Amazon River in Brazil, with the help of an international team of...
Analysis: Carbon capture and storage - reality or still a dream?
17 October 2014
To have any chance of avoiding dangerous climate change we’ll have to reduce the carbon emissions from our energy sectors — currently the largest human source of greenhouse gas emissions globally....
Milestone: ‘Green steel’ technology saves 2 million tyres from landfill
16 October 2014
‘Green steel’ technology invented at UNSW has achieved a major milestone, with its use in Australia preventing more than two million waste rubber tyres from ending up in landfill.The discarded tyres...
Research: New records for silicon quantum computing
15 October 2014
Two UNSW research teams have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers.The teams created two types of quantum bits, or "...
Analysis: Gender segregation in e-sports is indefensible
10 October 2014
You likely couldn’t outswim Alicia Coutts or Ian Thorpe, or lift half of what Damon Kelly or Seen Lee can, but I bet you could beat them at a videogame.Welcome to e-sports, the future of...
Grant: Father and son program to reduce aggressive behaviour
10 October 2014
Fathers will be critical to the successful treatment of their sons’ aggressive and antisocial conduct in a UNSW Science-led project, which has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the Movember...
Analysis: Maximising ATARs - why studying maths doesn’t add up
10 October 2014
The percentage of students taking intermediate or advanced mathematics at school has declined significantly. Why is this happening and why does it matter?Why the decline?Some factors that influence...
Conference: Time to break addiction to economic growth
3 October 2014
A capacity audience of more than 150 people attending the 2014 Fenner Conference on the Environment at UNSW this week was warned that the world is on an unsustainable pathway that threatens the...