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All the latest News from the Faculty of Science
Invention: News lenses to create clearer vision
1 May 2015
The world’s first Extended Depth of Focus contact lenses for people with presbyopia, invented at the Brien Holden Vision Institute at UNSW, have been granted approval by the US Food and Drug...
Scholarship: Global competition winner to study e-waste
29 April 2015
Winning a global competition to study in Australia was a passport to a brighter future for Indian student Uttam Kumar, who has now received a prestigious PhD scholarship to continue his studies....
Study: Heat still on despite warming slowdown
28 April 2015
The recent slowdown in the rise of global average air temperatures will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100, a new study has found.The peer-reviewed study, published in ...
Study: Horizontal architecture to help nanoelectronics industry
28 April 2015
The nanoelectronics industry has invested substantially in efforts to produce vertically-oriented, gated nanowires, with aspirations to scale these up to forests of nanowire transistors.But...
Medals: UNSW honours Stephen and Lucy Hawking
26 April 2015
The world’s most famous physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking, and his daughter Lucy, a renowned author, have been awarded the 2015 UNSW Medal for Science Communication.UNSW Dean of Science Professor...
Explainer: The wild storms lashing Sydney
22 April 2015
During the past 24 hours, the Sydney, Central Coast, and Hunter regions of New South Wales have experienced very heavy rain, gale-force winds with gusts over 100 km per hour, and waves of more than...
Launch: Australia’s biggest driving study to make roads safer
21 April 2015
An Australian-first study into everyday driving behaviour, led by road safety scientists at UNSW in collaboration with Transport for NSW and university, government and industry partners has been...
Study: Cane toads versus dung beetles - the cattle miss out
14 April 2015
Reducing the number of cane toads in Australia’s tropical rangelands would benefit the cattle industry by increasing the number of dung beetles that carry out the vital job of burying dung, a UNSW-...