The Malaspina Expedition is one of the world's largest collaborative scientific undertakings. The $23 million (17 million Euros) project involves some 400 scientists/researchers and two ships circumnavigating the world as part of a research program to investigate the health of the world's oceans.
The interior of a powerful machine newly installed at The University of Western Australia is not only the coldest place in the State, it is colder by far than anywhere in Antarctica or even in outer space.
A new facility at The University of Western Australia will enable the development of unique technologies that will revolutionise daily life in fields as varied as health, agriculture, mining, automotive industries, communications, data storage and defence.
While most university students are returning to their studies after the long summer break, two third-year students from the UWA Albany Centre are finishing an arts practicum at South Coast Natural Resource Management (NRM).
Western Australian researchers have been offered an incentive to use state-of-the-art gene sequencing equipment - a $20,000 prize for publication of the first research paper, using the equipment, in an influential scientific journal.
Prominent Perth businessman and philanthropist Charles Morgan's drive for new markets and new technology has infected the world of genome research in Western Australia to the point where, thanks to his almost one million-dollar donation, it can now boast one of only two open access facilities in Australia.