The University of New South Wales, (UNSW) was established in 1949 is located in Kensington, a suburb of Sidney, New South Wales, Australia. Today, the university has over 45,000 undergraduate, post-graduate and professional students. UNSW has a reputation for excellence in science and technology and expanded its scope to include a Faculty of Medicine and a Faculty of Law. The Lowy Cancer Research Center currently in the works will be the first center in Australia to test clinical treatments including drug therapies for cancer patients. UNSW is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.
Engineers tap gaming technology to improve design
UNSW researchers are hoping to revolutionise engineering design with cutting-edge, low-cost 3D gaming technology.
Beautiful but a threat: Tropical fish invasion destroys kelp forests
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 concludes.
Changing Antarctic winds create new sea level threat
New research shows projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated.
The economics of fear
When he worked in Africa, development economist Ariel BenYishay noticed small-scale entrepreneurs were often unable to grow their businesses beyond the initial stage, even when the opportunities were obvious.
Playconomics video game teaches theory of economics
So economics really is a game after all. Two economics lecturers have found that the fastest route to an undergraduate's brain is to use a computer game that plays out the theory of economics.
Quantum biology: Algae evolved to switch quantum coherence on and off
A UNSW Australia-led team of researchers has discovered how algae that survive in very low levels of light are able to switch on and off a weird quantum phenomenon that occurs during photosynthesis.
Pairing up single atoms in silicon for quantum computing
(Phys.org) —Australian engineers detect in real-time the quantum spin properties of a pair of atoms inside a silicon chip, and disclose new method to perform quantum logic operations between two atoms.
Cave temperature study could improve climate change predictions
(Phys.org) —Researchers studying the hydrology of Wellington Caves in central NSW have made a discovery that challenges a key assumption used to reconstruct past climates from cave deposits.
Recreational fishing poses threat to shore-nesting birds
(Phys.org) —Fish waste left on beaches by recreational fishers could harm shore-nesting birds by attracting native crows that eat the birds' eggs, a UNSW-led study shows.
Does sending more people to prison make us safer?
NSW imprisonment rates have skyrocketed to an unprecedented high in the last 12 months despite a drop in crime rates.
Ancient giant sperm discovered at Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site
Preserved giant sperm from tiny shrimps that lived at least 17 million years ago have been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site by a team including UNSW Australia researchers.
Australian tsunami database reveals threat to continent
Australia's coastline has been struck by up to 145 possible tsunamis since prehistoric times, causing deaths previously unreported in the scientific literature, a UNSW Australia study has revealed.
New lab-on-a-chip device overcomes miniaturization problems
UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological ...
Oysters act as sensitive indicators of contamination
(Phys.org) —Sydney rock oysters could have a role as biomonitors of the health of our waterways, acting as sensitive indicators of harmful levels of contaminants in water and sediments.
Making elastic cloud computing a reality
(Phys.org) —University of New South Wales researchers are using artificial intelligence to create a computer network capable of regulating its own consumption of public cloud services.