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Study: Collaboration improves glaucoma diagnosis
21 November 2014
Close collaboration between eye care professionals improves diagnosis of the blinding eye disease glaucoma and reduces unnecessary and costly referrals to ophthalmologists, a UNSW-led study shows....
Analysis: Days could be numbered for a real interstellar explorer
20 November 2014
Australia’s Mopra telescope, nestled in NSW’s Warrumbungle National Park, is earmarked for closure in a year thanks to CSIRO funding cuts. But this one-of-a-kind telescope is well worth saving.Few...
Award: Optometry's highest honour
20 November 2014
UNSW’s Professor Brien Holden has been awarded the American Academy of Optometry’s highest honour for his lifetime of achievement in vision science.Professor Holden, who is CEO of the Brien Holden...
Victory: UNSW in first Australian team to win Biomod competition
13 November 2014
A DNA nanomachine designed to detect viruses such as Ebola has won the Grand Prize for a team that includes three UNSW students in Harvard University’s biomolecular Biomod Competition - a...
Awards: UNSW Science stands out in Tall Poppies field
12 November 2014
Stand-out researchers in the UNSW School of Psychology have won three of this year’s 10 Tall Poppy Science Awards recognising excellence in science.The awards, run by the Australian Institute of...
Review: Critical Mass vs big science
12 November 2014
I’m not sure who wrote the latest anonymously published scientific satire — Duronimus Karlof, Critical Mass — but I can be pretty certain it wasn’t Jane Austen. It’s closer to Voltaire’s Candide and...
Study: Weeds yet to reach their full potential as invaders
12 November 2014
Weeds in the UK are still evolving hundreds of years after their introduction and are unlikely to have yet reached their full potential as invaders, UNSW scientists have discovered.The study is the...
Analysis: Why experience matters when making decisions
10 November 2014
On June 24, 2013, Nik Wallenda took a very risky decision. He stepped out onto a 426-metre-long wire suspended 450 metres above the rocky floor of the Grand Canyon. He had no safety harness and no...