A team of UNSW design and engineering graduates inspired by cult figure Robocop have turned to American crowd-funding platform Kickstarter to deliver the world’s first intelligent ski helmets. 

UNSW has reinforced its reputation as one of the fastest movers in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, jumping 27 places to be 82 in the world.

The notion that revealing how much big companies pay in tax might expose their CEOs to kidnapping is just one of the more colourful arguments in a litany of bogus excuses for non-disclosure, writes Jeffrey Knapp.


Transparent 'memory ink' could have applications for printable electronics

UNSW scientists have developed nanoscale ceramic cubes that can store data and be printed in a transparent solution onto a range of surfaces, providing memory for next-generation printable electronics. 


UNSW and China’s prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University have increased the size of a joint investment fund designed to mobilise industry investment in research and tap into China’s rapidly rising demand for advanced technology.


Katarina David (left) of the UNSW Connected Waters Initiative preserves samples of moist rock at a drilling site near Sydney for later testing in the laboratory.

UNSW researchers have used a new water-tracing technology in the Sydney Basin for the first time to determine how groundwater moves in the different layers of rock below the surface.


Are you an effective healthcare leader? Take the test in UNSW’s new MOOC (Istock)

A tool that allows healthcare workers to self-assess their leadership competencies is just one of the elements of the world’s first Massive Open Online Course in health leadership starting soon at UNSW.


A new generation of designers, makers, technologists and innovators is teaming up with artists to re-imagine Sydney’s streets from the perspective of the cyclist in a major night-time festival this week.


UNSW graduates and founders of education startup Open Learning. Student entrepreneurs could benefit from more government support. Photo: Grant Turner/Mediakoo

The government can take steps to bolster our economy and help regional neighbours by improving access to funding for entrepreneurs, writes Andrew Blyth.

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More than 60 scholars have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister to express their concern at the cancellation of a visit to Australia by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. Many were due to meet with the Special Rapporteur next week in Sydney.


Have you ever wondered why we have an appendix? Or why some of us can wiggle our ears? And just why are we so hairy? Find out in the latest episode of our series on human evolution, "How Did We Get Here?"

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"Wow, this is sweet!"... 2015 UNSW 3MT Thesis winner, Susan Ireland. Photo: Jayne Ion

A talk about the molecular effects of artificial sweeteners has taken top honours at the UNSW three-minute thesis finals in a field of winners dominated by medical science.


Socks for social good.

A UNSW student startup that sells socks to fight hunger, HIV, plant trees and improve literacy has been named on a list of New York’s coolest new businesses.


"The odds are that this summer will bring more heatwaves than usual in northern and eastern Australia." Bondi Beach. Photo: iStock

The link between El Niño and heatwaves is complicated. But what we can say is this summer's strong El Niño conditions are likely to bring more heatwaves to much of Australia's north and east, writes Sarah Perkins.


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The head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation is focused on new and emerging threats, writes Alan Dupont.


Scientia Professor Jane McAdam. Photo: Tamara Voninski

Six high-achieving UNSW academics and four alumnae have been recognised in the '100 Women of Influence Awards for 2015’, the most of any institution in Australia.


New UNSW research has challenged the adage of needing to eat for two’ during pregnancy. Photo: iStock.

A UNSW study has found expectant mothers conserve additional energy and extract more calories from food, without needing to consume significantly more, challenging the adage of needing to 'eat for two’ during pregnancy.