University of New South Wales

Swarming drones could save lives at sea

(Phys.org) -- Inspired by the swarming patterns of animals in nature, a UNSW aerospace engineering PhD student is using biomimicry to improve the marine search and rescue capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles ...

Jul 09, 2012
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Grazing snails rule the waves: marine study

(Phys.org) -- Coral reefs and seashores largely look the way they do because large fish and urchins eat most of the seaweed that might otherwise cover them, but a major new study has found that the greatest ...

May 31, 2012
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Fighting house fires with computer models

(Phys.org) -- Through advanced computer modelling of house fires, mechanical engineers at UNSW are giving fire fighters a new suite of tools to investigate and battle dangerous blazes in time for the traditionally ...

May 24, 2012
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You can't play nano-billiards on a bumpy table

(Phys.org) -- There’s nothing worse than a shonky pool table with an unseen groove or bump that sends your shot off course: a new study has found that the same goes at the nano-scale, where the “billiard ...

May 14, 2012
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Herds of large treetop marsupials

Sheep-sized ancient relatives of modern-day wombats lived in Australia’s treetops 15 million years ago, according to new research led by Dr Karen Black from the University of New South Wales.

May 03, 2012
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