University of New South Wales

Of mice and men

(PhysOrg.com) -- How have humans and mice changed since we diverged about 75 million years ago from a small, furry common ancestor? Apart from the obvious, of course.

Nov 02, 2011
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Greenhouse gases to overpower ozone hole

(PhysOrg.com) -- One set of human-created gases is starting to relinquish its hold on Antarctic climate as another group of emissions produced by human activity is starting to take hold, according to a paper ...

Nov 02, 2011
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Sydney river an 'open sewer'

One of Sydney’s major urban waterways – the Cooks River – is at times an "open sewer" carrying effluent containing pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, researchers have found, sparking calls ...

Oct 24, 2011
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Six years and 12,000 holes: Cyprus mapped

It was a marathon project that took six years and the collection and analysis of some 12,000 soil samples, but an international team of geologists has managed to create the Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus.

Oct 11, 2011
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Dating drought or purple patch? How males choose mates

(PhysOrg.com) -- Males decide how much effort they put into courtship and which females to court based on how many others they have recently encountered and how attractive they were, according to a new study into the mating ...

Oct 11, 2011
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It's not who you are, but what you do

(PhysOrg.com) -- When you're a tiny creature in a vast ocean it pays to hang out with the right crowd, regardless of whether they are related to you or not, a new study into the amazingly diverse world of ...

Aug 09, 2011
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Beer-barrel bacteria breathe toxic brew

University of New South Wales researchers have shown that they can safely destroy hazardous industrial toxins in groundwater arising from PVC plastic production by injecting naturally occurring bacteria into a contaminated ...

Aug 01, 2011
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Riding the design wave

Chris Fox’s first-hand experience of the risks associated with water sports led him to design a self-inflating life jacket, which has just won a coveted James Dyson Award.

Jul 28, 2011
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Double solar world record

(PhysOrg.com) -- A world record double by UNSW solar cell researchers promises to make solar power more affordable, with world-beating new technology delivering substantial efficiency gains at minimal extra ...

Jul 07, 2011
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