Just 215 seconds after receiving an alert from a NASA satellite and with no direct human involvement, the Zadko telescope near Gingin was the first in the world to turn its gaze to the light coming from a powerful explosion billions of light years away.
Globular clusters are densely populated masses of stars, usually found orbiting the centres of galaxies. These objects can contain hundreds of thousands of stars and until now those found in our galaxy were thought to contain stars that formed in a single “burst” event around 10 billion years ago.
Promising young UWA researcher and avid surfer Tiago Tomaz has recently published the discovery that removing a protein called mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase (mMDH) from plant leaves can increase levels of vitamin C and have large effects on plant growth.
University of Western Australia researcher Louise Naylor (School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health) has won a Sports Medicine Australia award for her research on the direct effect of exercise on vascular health.
UWA Business School This September, the city of Perth will host the New Urbanism and Smart Transport 2011 International Conference - Towards Liveable Cities & Better Communities, which aims to find new ways to improve transport systems and planning in urban areas.
Plants that have evolved biological mechanisms to resist, tolerate or even thrive in toxic metallic environments have enormous potential for use in Australian revegetation science, according to a leading soil scientist at The University of Western Australia.