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Being the first to create a scalable quantum computer chip is this century's equivalent of the space race. Companies, universities and nations around the globe are pouring billions into research and development, with huge prizes — and national-security advantages — for whoever achieves the feat.

The Sydney Morning Herald

To recognise the best of the best, UNSW Press has established an annual prize for the best short non-fiction piece on science written for a general audience. All the shortlisted entries are included in The Best Australian Science Writing , NewSouth's annual collection featuring the finest Australian science writing of the year.