Dr Christine Riefa creates her avatar in Second Life

Can consumers be protected if goods don't exist?

Monday, 1 November 2010

Like them or loathe them, virtual  worlds such as Second Life have become part of our real lives in the 21st century and with them come the problems of real life, including legal complications.

Professor Hui Tong Chua

Clean energy and smart cancer therapy

Monday, 18 October 2010

A zero-carbon fuel with a bonus high value by-product and a potential biological therapy for cancer are two of the best developments to come out of recent UWA research.

Emeritus Professor Robert Street with grandson Simon and Professor Alan Robson

Honouring a magnetic career

Monday, 18 October 2010

Former Vice-Chancellor, one of Australia's leading physicists and much-loved research mentor Emeritus Professor Robert Street has been permanently honoured at UWA.

ruins of an octagonal Roman church - a backyard find in Jarash

Ancient treasures in Jordan’s back yards ... coming soon to your computer screen

Monday, 18 October 2010

The brilliant technology of the ancient Romans will soon come to life through equally clever 21st century technology.

Stuart Pearse and Ricarda Jost work in the greenhouse

Searching for a solution to hot spot threat

Monday, 4 October 2010

Visitors to the South West will be familiar with big expanses of dead and dying trees and shrubs.

Most of us probably put this down to lack of rain or perhaps bushfire but it is actually a soil-borne pathogen, Phytophthora cinnamomi (Phytophthora dieback) which affects 40 per cent of the native plant species in the South West of Western Australia.

Andy Thomas with a captive audience in the Octagon theatre

Astronaut inspires students

Monday, 4 October 2010

Space will become militarised; humans may never colonise other planets; and Australia should have its own space program. 

These are some of the thoughts that Australia's only astronaut, Andy Thomas, left with UWA's Fogarty Scholars during his two-day visit to Perth last month. 

The go-to group for climate change questions

Forget the debate … it’s time for action

Monday, 4 October 2010

The current "debate" about whether the climate is changing seems to be a uniquely Australian phenomenon.

"There IS no debate about the fundamentals in Europe," said Professor Stephan Lewandowsky. "They are just getting on with reducing their carbon emissions. Debate is completely unnecessary in light of the overwhelming scientific evidence."

Ba-Tuong Vo and Ba-Ngu Vo

From living cells to space junk: Brothers keep track of it

Monday, 20 September 2010

Two brilliant brothers have won a Eureka Prize for their work on a monitoring and tracking system that could save lives and many millions of dollars.

Relay organisers grab a good camping spot on the Oak Lawn

Running around in circles for a good cause: Relay for Life

Monday, 20 September 2010

The Oak Lawn will become a camping ground surrounded by a running track for one weekend next month.

UWA will become the first university in Australia to run a Relay for Life on its campus, to raise money for the Cancer Council.

Engineering student Shruti Gupta works on a CEED project for Water Corporation

Student power gets results for big corporations

Monday, 20 September 2010

Student projects are producing practical results for big corporations such as Woodside Energy and Water Corporation.