Some of the WAMBOT team: Thomas Braunl, Adrian Boeing and Aiden Morgan

Miniature military magic

Monday, 23 August 2010

Magic is how our great-grandparents might have described the idea of robots.

Now that they are becoming more and more a part of our lives, MAGIC is still the word used by an international consortium which is running a competition to find the best robots to do dangerous work for defence forces.

Dr Jeffrey Shragge in the Arctic Circle

Expensive technology could save the planet

Monday, 23 August 2010

They are the paparazzi of geophysics.

Winthrop Professor David Lumley, the Woodside-Chevron Chair in Petroleum Geoscience and CO2 Sequestration, and Research Fellow Dr Jeffrey Shragge take what they describe as ‘snapshots' of the earth that cost about $10 million each.

Dr Marco Fiorentini, CET Research Fellow

Two sides of the same coin

Monday, 9 August 2010

In the minds of many academics pure science and applied research are worlds apart.

Yet an applied research centre last year produced a third of the university's publications in Nature and Science, all from industry co-funded projects, demonstrating that astute research project design can satisfy both academic and industry priorities.

Professor Don Robertson and audiology researchers

Did you hear? Tinnitus may be curable

Monday, 9 August 2010

Beethoven suffered from it. Soldiers are more likely to get it than any other group. And rock concerts and iPods could cause it.

Professor Robert Faulkner (photo: Matt-Galligan)

Sing and dance your way to knowledge

Monday, 9 August 2010

When the University's new Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) starts next year, it will be front up, hands on and sing out.

West Perth: Mining's Silicon Valley

Thursday, 29 July 2010

UWA Business School
Prior to the global financial crisis, or GFC, as it came to be known, Western Australia was riding high on the back of the resources boom.

The cartoneros of Buenos Aires

Waste becomes a way of life

Monday, 26 July 2010

Tens of thousands of poverty-stricken people in poor countries scrounge from rubbish dumps to stay alive.

UWA's Professor of Engineering Education Caroline Baillie and her collaborators and supporters around the world are working to help these people make a living, while educating future engineers about using waste products.

Eileen Webb, Alicia Snyders and Edmund Rice Centre Director Joe Moniodis

Door-to-door deception hurts refugees

Monday, 26 July 2010

Refugees and migrants are being taken for a ride by unscrupulous phone plan sales people.

But UWA staff and students are coming to their rescue.

Winthrop Professor Richard Hobbs (photo by Paul Ricketts)

The inspired becomes inspiring

Monday, 26 July 2010

As a teenager, Richard Hobbs was inspired by American biologist Paul Ehrlich but, 40 years on, he wonders if any lessons on sustainability have been learned.

Professor Christophe Gaudin

UWA researchers unravel North West Shelf seabed

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Pioneering researchers from the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) are developing new benchmarks for deep water engineering and exploration to unravel the complexities and unique characteristics of the North West Shelf ocean floor.