A team of Australian engineers has built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time, making calculations between two qubits of information possible – and thereby clearing the final hurdle to making silicon quantum computers a reality.  


With religious extremism fomenting upheaval around the globe, UNSW political theorist Miguel Vatter will discuss an alternative approach to the problem of political religions in a public lecture this week.

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The world’s first calculation using two quantum bits in silicon has been demonstrated by a team of engineers at UNSW Australia. The manufacturing techniques used are the same as those employed in today’s silicon chip industry, opening the way to ultra-powerful quantum computers. 


Australia Day celebrations in Hyde park, Sydney. Photo: iStock

Far from making us safer, legislation allowing Australian citizenship to be stripped from dual nationals would make matters worse, writes George Williams.


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Campaigners against commercial kangaroo harvesting say it's unsustainable and have convinced California to extend a ban on kangaroo imports. Their concern is misplaced and misleading, write Rosie Cooney, John Woinarski and Christopher Johnson.


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.


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. 

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Warragamba Dam NSW. Photo: Jonathan Pope. CC BY 2.0

New technology is providing important insights into how groundwater connects with surface water, which will help protect our water supply, write Katarina David, Andy Baker and Wendy Timms.


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.


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.


Things are about to get spicy...Brett Lee and Tannishtha Chatterjee star in unINDIAN. Photo: supplied

UNSW will play a starring role at the Australian premiere of unINDIAN, a major feature film directed by alumnus Anupam Sharma and starring former cricketer Brett Lee.