When a gang of gambling cheats sussed out how to beat the house, they inadvertently highlighted a loophole from a shuffled deck. It took a magician-turned-mathematician to reveal how.
UNSW Science Partner Stories
A short video about my research using artificial intelligence and small satellites to monitor sea ice from space.
Tiny satellites are changing the way we explore our planet and beyond
Want to go to space? Small satellites and “rideshare” rocket launches are putting space within reach of private companies, universities, and even do-it-yourself hobbyists.
The slippery science of Olympic curling: we still don’t know how it works
Scientists are still not sure what puts the “curl” in curling.
Slip, slop, slurp! The surprising science of sunscreen, sand and ice cream
Ahh, summer at the beach! The sun on your face, sand between your toes, an ice cream in your hand. For scientists young and old, a trip to the beach is also a perfect opportunity to explore the peculiar properties of some fascinating fluids.
Interview for BBC News segment on a surfboard discovered 2,700 km away from where it was lost.
Doritos, duckies and disembodied feet: how tragedy and luck reveals the ocean’s hidden highways
The grisly discovery in February of a disembodied foot on a New South Wales beach was a tragic twist in the mystery of missing Sydney woman Melissa Caddick. But how did her remains wash up on a remote beach 400 kilometres away?
Nature’s Fury on National Geographic
Interview for new documentary series on National Geographic.
The story of a wave: From wind-blown ripples to breaking on the beach
As summer temperatures soar, we flock to the ocean to splash, swim, surf, paddle, and plunge in the waves. But where do those waves come from? How do they form, and why do they break? As it turns out, what we see at the shore is just the last few moments of an epic journey.
Fran Kelly on Radio National
Interview with Fran Kelly on RN Breakfast.