Review finds fledgling chronic back pain therapy needs more rigorous study
Cognitive Functional Therapy treats chronic back pain as part of a person’s entire pain experience, but more research is needed to assess its effectiveness.
A new ring system discovered in our Solar System
Scientists have discovered a new ring system around a dwarf planet on the edge of the Solar System. The ring system orbits much further out than is typical for other ring systems, calling into question current theories of how ring systems are formed.
Enhance! Deep learning tool boosts X-ray imaging resolution and hydrogen fuel cell performance
The ‘brown food web’: dead vegetation plays essential role in desert ecosystems
A reduction in decaying vegetation can have significant impacts on the desert food chain, UNSW scientists have found.
Online interaction is impacting the mood and cognitive function of young people
The potential for being judged online could be affecting the ability of adolescents to concentrate on everyday tasks, a study by UNSW Sydney researchers finds.
Lifesaving Device Providing Breath of Hope
Ramiah Martin isn’t like other little girls, and that’s perfectly fine with her mother.
“She is nothing short of a miracle,” Leanne Martin said of her daughter, who was facing long odds before her birth in December 2017, after being diagnosed with heart problems during a prenatal ultrasound. And the odds only got worse when Ramiah was born with an extremely rare developmental abnormality called tracheal agenesis — she didn’t have a trachea, or windpipe. About one in 50,000 babies worldwide are born with the condition, which is almost always fatal.
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin Can Detect Ultra-low Light Levels
Flexible electronics breakthrough could enhance biosensor technology, from wearables to soft-robotic implantable systems
Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
Platypus populations impacted by large river dams are more vulnerable to threats
A new genetic study by UNSW scientists finds large dams restrict platypus movement, with significant implications for their conservation.
Swarms of advanced UAVs to collect key environment data
Swarms of advanced unmanned aircraft are set to carry out aerial surveys of Antarctica – gathering crucial data on changes to the region’s environment and wildlife – as part of new research with engineers from the University of Sheffield.