Five women researchers from UTS are among 12 competitors preparing to face off in this week’s FameLab NSW semi-final. Each will have just three minutes to pitch complicated scientific concepts in a fun and enlightening way. Among other things, the judges will be looking for the three “Cs” – content, clarity and charisma.
Between 2008 and 2015, more than 600 new psychoactive substances were reported worldwide. Some, like ‘bath salts’, sound innocuous, while others, like ‘zombie drugs’, do not. However, all are dangerous and their numbers continue to rise.
Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney warn that the broad-spectrum antimicrobial effectiveness of silver is being put at risk by the widespread and inappropriate expansion of nanosilver use in medical and consumer goods.
Today’s official launch of the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER) at the University of Technology Sydney marks a significant milestone for a facility that relies on death, generosity and partnership in equal measure.
Research by neuroscientists at UTS, the University of Sydney and the Garvan Institute has revealed a new insight into fear memories that might help to explain how disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) arise and why they are so difficult to treat.
Ms Divya Vinod, a PhD candidate from the UTS School of Life Sciences, has been investigating a novel idea involving the use of crops - like sunflowers and salad leaves - as absorbers of selenium, a naturally occurring element that surfaces during coal mining.
Researchers at UTS, as part of a large international collaboration, have made a breakthrough in the development of compact, low-cost and practical optical microscopy to achieve super-resolution imaging on a scale 10 times smaller than can currently be achieved with conventional microscopy.
Four UTS scientists commence their journey to Antarctica this week working on a project supported by the Australian Antarctic Science Grant Program. The project is aimed at examining the role of sulphur compounds in Antarctic phytoplankton-bacteria relationships.
Climate Change Cluster PhD candidate Stephanie Gardner may call it luck but those who know the young marine biologist will tell you that it was her exceptional science, dedication, persistence, and the ability to seize opportunities that got her a November 2016 berth aboard the Russian research vessel Akademik Treshnikov.
UTS Science ran the inaugural Dr Loraine Holley Essay Prize in December last year. Named in honour of our Faculty’s recently retired long-serving colleague, the prize is awarded to research students who can best describe, in essay form, how their research might benefit the needy or marginalised in our society.
The UTS Bachelor of Advanced Science is set to produce the next generation of scientific problem solvers, working on some of the most dynamic and important global issues in science, health and technology today.