Tag: UNSW

New Magnetic Motor Uses Less Rare Earth and Could Increase Distance of EVs

Engineers from Australia’s University of New South Wales (UNSW) have developed a magnetically-driven motor that not only requires less rare earth mineral to develop, but could potentially increase the distance electric vehicles (EVs) can cover. Inspired by the shape of the longest railroad bridge in South Korea—the Gyopo rail bridge—the prototype Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous…


New Australian Research Reveals Why People Addict to Violent Video Games

Australian researchers have developed a new theory to explain people’s fascination with violent video games. According to a recent paper published in Motivation Science by biology and psychology researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), violent video games resonate with many people because they offer opportunities to fulfil their psychological needs. “The motivations we have to…


Australian Universities Partner with Industry to Develop Advanced Clean Energy Technology

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) will partner with the University of Newcastle to develop research commercialisation initiatives to help Australia transition to sustainable recycling and clean energy systems and solutions. The research project, which also includes 27 industry partners, is part of the federal government’s Trailblazer program, designed to focus Australia’s research ability…


Study Finds Ads for Many Aussie Orthopaedic Surgeons Don’t Comply With Guidelines

Research led by the University of New South Wales has found “large proportions” of online advertising for orthopaedic surgeons non-compliant, with “only one-quarter” of surgeons compliant with guidelines. “Non-compliance [in our study] was often characterised by unverified claims of reputation and skill, or misleading representations of the benefits of treatment,” the authors wrote. “As patients…


CRISPR Gene Editing Finds Possible Therapy to Sickle Cell Anaemia

Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have found the mechanism behind sickle cell anaemia and beta thalassemia—common genetic anaemia—through CRISPR (DNA editing) techniques, with the discovery promising for future therapies. “We can use this understanding of the mechanism to help us look for new therapeutic approaches–it’s a key piece of the puzzle,”…


New Rules for Travellers Entering Australia as Expert Calls to Test Arrivals at Airport

An Australian epidemiologist is calling for the federal government to have international arrivals tested for the CCP virus before leaving the airport. Mary-Louise McLaws, an epidemiologist professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), doesn’t think testing less than three days before boarding is enough, which has already been required for travellers entering Australia….


Ditch NAPLAN Tests For System That Puts Students First: Report

The Gonski Institute for Education is calling for the government to ditch NAPLAN tests rather than reform them and replace the standardized exams with tests that put the interest of students first. In its new report, ‘Putting Students First,’ the Gonski Institute has proposed new sample-based testing of students that “builds trust and capacity,” moving away…