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Resonator on a 0.02 K stage of a dilution refrigerator

Tabletop experiment could detect gravitational waves

Friday, 28 November 2014

A coin-sized detector might observe gravitational waves before the giant Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), according to two Australian physicists.

Tool kit for ocean health

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The ocean is undergoing global changes at a remarkable pace and we must change with it to attain our best possible future ocean, warns the head of The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute.

From left to right – Amber Balfour-Cunningham and Charlotte Patrick

Clean-up work continues thanks to scholarship

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

A scholarship that honours the memory of a respected member of the contaminated land consultants' community has been awarded to two science students from The University of Western Australia.

Solar strategy needed to avoid electricity death spiral: report

Monday, 24 November 2014

Government and the electricity industry must act now to prepare for the inevitable impact of increased private solar on the State's electricity network or risk a death spiral of network disruptions and rising costs over the coming decade, according to the author of a new study into WA's electricity future.

Wheat affected by wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV)

Breakthrough in understanding wheat virus epidemics improves control options

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Critical new understanding of the disease cycle of a wheat virus will help farmers around the world protect their wheat crops from a devastating disease and major yield losses.

(Left to right) Dr Peter Peeling, Dr Tristan Clemons, Dr Brendan Kennedy

UWA home to outstanding young scientists

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Three emerging scientists from The University of Western Australia have been chosen from disciplines spanning Cancer treatments, Effects of Exercise and Nanotechnology to be recognised as the State's brightest young researchers in this year's prestigious Tall Poppy Awards.

Professor Phil Ainslie

Lectures full of brainy ideas

Thursday, 20 November 2014

For its size, the brain needs more oxygen than any other organ in the body - but many factors can interrupt its oxygen supply.

Early sea urchin embryos

Female sea urchins hedge their bets in the mating game

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Sleeping around pays off for females, according to an international team of evolutionary biologists.

Paul Flatau

New approach to tackling homelessness

Friday, 14 November 2014

A new Housing First approach piloted by Mission Australia could help Australia's 100,000 homeless people transition into permanent housing.

Associate Professor Louise Barton

Strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must be financially attractive

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Incorporating a grain legume in a two-year cropping rotation decreased greenhouse gas emissions from wheat production, according to a study by researchers from The University of Western Australia.