Eye on the sky...Professors at the Path to SKA-low conference

Astronomers eye SKA opportunities

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Top astronomers and engineers from nine countries met in Perth in early September to plan for pre-construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) at The Path to SKA-low workshop.

The SKA credit:  Swinburne Astronomy Productions/SPDO

Scoping the cost of the world's biggest new supercomputer

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The world's most powerful telescope - the new Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - is likely to need the world's biggest computer to handle the incredible amount of data it will produce - and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is working out how to do it without breaking the bank.

Slimy trick - the hagfish or snot eel emits noxious slime to ward off predators

Slime proves to be a lifesaver for hagfish

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A new study has found the primitive hagfish, also known as a “snot eel”, can defend itself by releasing a noxious slime that chokes would-be predators.

Bear markets better for predicting stock volatility

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

UWA Business School
Investors who use the volume of shares traded to predict the volatility of stock prices may have greater luck in a bear market than a bull market, new Australian research has found.

Exercise plays key role in managing obesity

Monday, 20 February 2012

In spite of recent media reports suggesting that exercise may not be useful in obesity management, overweight and obese people should not be discouraged from taking it up, according to a paper published today in the Medical Journal of Australia.

New business scholarships offered in 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012

Two new prestigious scholarships will be available to students at The University of Western Australia's Business School in 2012.

The BDO Undergraduate Scholarship is designed to assist second year Bachelor of Commerce students studying a major in Accounting and/or Finance, and is assessed on academic excellence. The duration of the scholarship is for their second and thrid year of study.

Associate Professor Ajmal Mian

Machine to human: I know you

Friday, 17 February 2012

A dot-sized part of a face may soon be all that is needed to identify a person, according to a face recognition expert at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Ron Kikinis

Harvard computer-aided surgery expert to gown up at UWA

Thursday, 16 February 2012

A distinguished Harvard Medical School professor who is spearheading the use of computer graphics in the operating theatre will work at The University of Western Australia later this year.

Dr Cecilia Leong-Salobir

The empire bites back

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Asian domestic servants helped change the way we eat, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia who looks at history through food.

New courses, new Vice-Chancellor, new students

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Some of the State's brightest students are having an early glimpse of life and study at The University of Western Australia this week.