Science

February 2018

Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two
13 February 2018
UNSW scientists measuring blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive after drinking alcohol have found that brain areas that temper aggression shut off when...
Grants: UNSW wins largest share of latest ARC funding
7 February 2018
UNSW Science research on marine pollution, ocean weather and cell culture has contributed to UNSW being awarded 43% of the overall funding in the latest round of Australian Research Council Linkage...
Conference: World’s top weather, climate and ocean experts meet at UNSW
7 February 2018
With this week marking 60 years of international collaboration in Antarctica, UNSW’s Matthew England has warned that melting of Antarctic ice poses one of the greatest threats to the world.“...
Study: All Sensation is Not Lost in Thoracic Spinal Cord Injuries
2 February 2018
Half of all patients suffering from major spinal cord injuries still have surviving sensory nerve connections, new research shows.The breakthrough study, by researchers including Dr Sylvia Gustin of...
Launch: Robotic 'Starbugs' technology to survey millions of stars
1 February 2018
UNSW scientists will co-lead the fastest ever survey of stars in our galaxy, following the launch on thursday of a revolutionary new Australian instrument that can observe more than a million stars a...

January 2018

Awards: Australia Day honours for mathematicians
30 January 2018
UNSW Science congratulates Scientia Professor Trevor McDougall of the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics who has been appointed as a Companion of the Order of Australia for his eminent service...
Study: World’s first soil atlas reveals most common bacteria in dirt
30 January 2018
The world’s first atlas that maps the most common types of soil bacteria in environments around the world has been compiled by an international team of scientists.The research narrows down the...
Speech: “Look into you own heart and to your own land”
29 January 2018
Australia is the best place for young people and researchers to pursue what they love and realise their dreams, UNSW scientist and 2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons said in her award...
Award:UNSW scientist Michelle Simmons is Australian of the Year
27 January 2018
UNSW Science congratulates Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons, who has been named 2018 Australian of the Year in recognition of her pioneering research and inspiring leadership in quantum computing....
Opinion: Don't shoot the climate change messenger
24 January 2018
Today, when our weather forecasters tell us a heatwave is coming, we can be quietly confident of the time it will arrive and the temperatures that will be reached.When western Sydney broke records on...
Study: Pathway opens to minimize waste in solar energy capture
23 January 2018
Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science have made an important discovery with significant implications for the future of solar cell material design.The team, led by UNSW...
Backgrounder: Quantum computing research at UNSW
23 January 2018
SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS:  The UNSW-based Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, CQC2T, is a globally unique facility dedicated to the...
Study: Possible links between viruses and breast cancer examined
23 January 2018
Evidence is growing that a small number of cancer-causing viruses could play a role in the development of breast cancer, although no direct causal links in people have been established.A REVIEW of...
Award: Countdown to the Australian of the Year announcement
22 January 2018
UNSW scientist Michelle Simmons is in the running to be named Australian of the Year later this week for her pioneering physics research and inspiring leadership in quantum computing.WHEN asked to...
Study: Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand
12 January 2018
The fossilised remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists.Teeth and bones of the extinct...