Telescope Maps Cosmic Rays in Large and Small Magellanic Clouds

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to observe radiation from cosmic rays in two neighbouring galaxies, showing areas of star formation and echoes of past supernovae.

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The UWA Institute of Agriculture releases Annual Research Report 2017

Thursday, 23 August 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture released its Annual Research Report 2017 to the scientific community and agriculture industry today.

Arman Siahvashi, 2018 Convocation Postgraduate Research Travel Award recipient

UWA PhD student wins Student Scientist of the Year Award for 2018

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

A final year PhD student from UWA has been selected as an ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year 2018 as part of the Premier's Science Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community.

Fifty per cent of cardiovascular patients suffer from multiple diseases

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was significantly higher among Aboriginal people, affecting three in four patients.

Virtual reality

Virtual reality makes learning about plant science fun

Monday, 23 July 2018

A ground-breaking virtual reality program created by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB) at The University of Western Australia takes students on an exciting immersive journey through the cells of plants normally too small to be seen and highlights plant research that is contributing to global food security.

Albany wave buoy

New wave energy technology creates a splash in Albany

Thursday, 12 July 2018

New technology to measure ocean waves and currents with greater accuracy than ever before is being deployed off the Albany coast this week, as part of the new Wave Energy Research Centre, an initiative led by The University of Western Australia.

Female mentors raise aspirations for STEM in the Kimberley

Friday, 6 July 2018

Two female engineering students have just returned from an exciting outreach trip in the Kimberley region as part of the UWA Girls in Engineering (GiE) outreach program.

Both in their third year of an Engineering Science major, Darlene D’Mello (Electrical Engineering) and Aaymen Khan (Software Engineering) were selected to represent UWA at Broome Senior High School from 25-28 June. They shared their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as help raise aspirations for higher education.

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Government subsidies play key role in profitability of high sea fishing

Monday, 11 June 2018

Up to 54 per cent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable without large government subsidies, according to a global research collaboration including The University of Western Australia.

Bottle nosed dolphins

Dolphin name game reveals complex relationships

Friday, 8 June 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels, or “names”, to help recognise friends and rivals in their social network, much like humans.

Dental patient

Research finds divide in dental health accessibility between city and regional areas

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

A University of Western Australia study has found that although the number of dentists in rural and remote areas increased in recent years, it is still not keeping apace with the growth in demand and there is still a divide between access to dental treatment in cities compared to regional areas.