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.
Couch gets robotic makeover
(Phys.org) —It's an innovation that adds a whole new dimension to the term "couch surfing". A team of UNSW engineering students has created a robotic couch that can move in any direction and be controlled using an Xbox ...
500 km on single battery charge: Students successful in electric car world record attempt
(Phys.org) —A team of UNSW students has broken a 26-year-old world speed record*, potentially establishing their Sunswift car as the fastest electric vehicle over a distance of 500 kilometers, on a single battery charge.
Study ties groundwater to human evolution
Our ancient ancestors' ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been key to their survival and the evolution of the human species, a ...
New study finds no evidence for theory humans wiped out megafauna
Most species of gigantic animals that once roamed Australia had disappeared by the time people arrived, a major review of the available evidence has concluded.
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.
New study reveals vulnerability in photo-ID security checks
Passport issuing officers are no better at identifying if someone is holding a fake passport photo than the average person, new research has revealed.
New tool to help detect financial abuse of older Australians
A simple online tool to help bank staff combat rising financial abuse of vulnerable people has been developed, thanks to UNSW support.
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.
White dwarf star throws light on possible variability of a constant of Nature
An international team led by the University of New South Wales has studied a distant star where gravity is more than 30,000 times greater than on Earth to test its controversial theory that one of the constants of Nature ...
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.