UWA’s SNAP service will finally be put to rest during June.
SNAP was designed in-house by UWA staff over ten years ago to provide the University with its original wireless and VPN services. At the time it was at the leading edge of technology and security. Like many such systems, however, it was not designed to scale to meet the expansion of wireless and remote access brought about through mobile computing, nor to meet the security requirements of the University in the more aggressive global internet environment.
The illicit drug ‘ecstasy' is strongly associated with rave culture, but can a drug that makes people want to dance be used to develop medicines that curb involuntary movements in Parkinson's disease? A team led by a medicinal chemist at The University of Western Australia thinks it may be possible.
His Excellency, Malcolm McCusker, Governor of Western Australia, and Mrs Tonya McCusker, Federal and State Ministers, astronomers and other scientists were among the guests celebrating Australia's share in the $2 billion international radio telescope project, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).