Can shock waves be used to destroy microscopic objects? That's the question UNSW Canberra student Steen Hemmingsen decided to address for his fourth-year thesis in the aim of progressing the development of new food sterilisation methods.
UNSW Canberra student Shannon Breen has used his fourth-year thesis to investigate how a polymer/spray adhesive coating could be used to improve plain weave ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene for potential use in body armour.
Hypersonic technology could soon make a 90-minute trip from Paris to New York possible, but UNSW Canberra researchers have suggested that safety considerations must be further developed before hypersonic flight is commercialised.
Potential issues with drones and unmanned aerial vehicles, skill degradation during the pandemic, and other high-level issues facing our military were discussed by UNSW Canberra students at a recent event showcasing future capability.