Posts tagged with ‘Research’

  • Promoting active travel among children

    By Dan Gaffney on July 24, 2015
    The New South Wales Government wants to promote better health by encouraging more active travel by NSW children. Active travel means walking, cycling, scootering, skateboarding or any similar transport where human energy is spent to travel. Research from around the world reveals that children’s local active travel provides significant benefits. In addition to the health benefits of physical activity, walking and bicycle riding […]
  • NSW Healthy Children Initiative Equity Toolkit

    By Dan Gaffney on March 28, 2015
    The New South Wales Healthy Children Initiative delivers programs for children from birth up to the age of 18 years. The resource booklet we wrote and designed for the NSW Office of Preventive Health is for professionals who can make a positive difference to children’s health. It initiative aims to increase levels of physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption by children in early childhood […]
  • Extinction crisis looms in Oceania: landmark study

    By Dan Gaffney on March 5, 2014
    Governments must act urgently to halt loss of habitats and invading species that are posing major threats to biodiversity and causing species extinctions across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, according to a landmark new study. Published in the international journal Conservation Biology, the report is the first comprehensive review of more than 24,000 scientific publications related to conservation in […]
  • Small wonders: the nanotechnology revolution

    By Dan Gaffney on January 24, 2014
    UNSW’s nanoscale research is revolutionising everyday materials to make them better, stronger and faster. Pick up an Apple iPhone, smear on cosmetics or jump in a new model car and you are likely to be dabbling in the world of nanotechnology. At last count, there were more than 600 nanotechnology products on the market, with new ones coming on stream […]
  • Going solar: UNSW launches star power

    By Dan Gaffney on January 23, 2014
    Solar electric power is the fastest-growing energy market in the world. Demand is growing at more than 40 per cent annually, which is good news for an energy source recognised as one of the best ways to transition to a cleaner, sustainable energy future. UNSW is a world leader in solar cell technology, with a substantial portfolio of patented technologies, […]
  • The changing course of water in our landscape

    By Dan Gaffney on January 22, 2014
    One vital element has the ability to alter our environments forever – water. Forget oil. Water is becoming the world’s most precious commodity, with water security and innovation in conservation, management and recycling increasingly driving nations’ responses to climate change. UNSW researchers are taking an integrated approach to research across the entire water cycle, with projects as varied as recycling, […]