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Awards: Eight Future Fellowships for Science
23 July 2014
The evolutionary forces shaping bacteria and the psychology behind obsessive thinking are among the research projects led by the newest UNSW Science Future Fellows.Eight new Future Fellowships worth...
Innovation: Adapting green steelmaking to other industries
22 July 2014
Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, the inventor of “green” steelmaking (which uses discarded tyres as a raw material in mini-mills), aims to transform other ­industries through a $2.2 million...
Analysis: Renewables are ready to supply all of our electricity
21 July 2014
Professor Mark Diesendorf dispels the myths and explains how current renewable energy sources are ready to supply 100% of Australia's energy needs, right now.In a recent article on The Conversation...
Alumni: Geology graduate helps shape Australia's future
16 July 2014
In his address to the recent Australian Earth Sciences Convention in Newcastle, BBC “rock star” Professor Iain Stewart mused about the weird and wonderful, but often misunderstood and...
Speech: Why science communication is important
15 July 2014
Professor Merlin Crossley outlines why he established the Scientia Lecture and UNSW Medal for Science Communication in a speech introducing the inaugural recipient, Scottish geologist and...
Study: Beautiful but a threat - Tropical fish destroy kelp
9 July 2014
The migration of tropical fish as a result of ocean warming poses a serious threat to the temperate areas they invade, because they overgraze on kelp forests and seagrass meadows, a new study...
Conference: Conservation of Pacific Island environments
9 July 2014
The world has an obligation to help the Pacific Islands conserve their unique ecosystems, because they are a vital reservoir of biodiversity and important source of natural resources, according to...
Explainer: One day science may cure sickle cell anaemia
9 July 2014
Genetic mutations that affect our blood cells' haemoglobin are the most common of all mutations. It has been estimated that around 5% of the world’s population carry a defective globin gene....