Autism study

Computer algorithm links facial masculinity to autism

Friday, 25 August 2017

A link between masculine facial features and autism has been discovered by researchers from The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

UWA IQ Awards

UWA has the edge on innovation

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Western Australia’s innovation, entrepreneurship and research expertise was celebrated last night at The University of Western Australia’s inaugural IQ Awards, held at Crawley's historic Masonic Hall. The event saw three very different projects awarded for their impact and ingenuity.

Marcus Pham

Invention will mean less time in the chair for dental patients

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A device being developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia will improve dental procedures, significantly reduce the time they take and potentially lower dental treatment costs through new virtual (augmented) reality technology.

Professor George Milne

Bushfire predictions at the fingertips of fire fighters

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are developing a new touchscreen device that can be mounted in a fire truck to help firefighters predict where and when a bushfire will spread. 

3D imaging system

Research aims to show how plastic surgery will really look

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have produced a new 3D imaging system that will provide patients considering facial cosmetic procedures with an accurate prediction of the results.

David Blair gravity waves team

A second gravitational wave starts a symphony from space - and earth is listening

Thursday, 16 June 2016

An international team of scientists including 21 researchers from UWA has made a major breakthrough: a second detection of gravitational waves, following their world-first discovery of gravitational waves last September.

Maths whiteboard

WA's universities to offer bonus points for ATAR maths courses

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Students in WA can choose from three ATAR maths subjects ranging in difficulty from Mathematics Applications (easiest), to Mathematics Methods (intermediate) and Mathematics Specialist (highest level).

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

UWA microspectrometer on its way to creating major impact

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

New miniature sensor technology capable of analysing anything from crop quality to the freshness of fruit and vegetables in the supermarket could soon be made available to consumers after a licencing deal between The University of Western Australia and private firm Panorama Synergy (ASX:PSY).

Dr Mark Waters

Crop productivity and WA heritage winners in latest ARC funding

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A project led by Dr Mark Waters from UWA to find new ways to improve crop productivity and one by UWA’s Professor Alistair Paterson to help preserve the heritage of the state’s north-west are winners in the latest round of funding grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Professor Peter Eastwood

$3m in health research grants may mean better sleep for all

Monday, 9 November 2015

A study which may lead to sleep apnoea being diagnosed through a simple photograph is one of three National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants worth nearly $3 million awarded to The University of Western Australia.

Boris Baer

Discover UWA's best ideas at Research Week

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Find out how sleep disorders are related to the shape of your face, whether plant biology and advances in genomics could alleviate the growing global food crisis, and what our homes and communities will look like when living to over 100 is the norm.


UWA computer modelling on MH370 crash site

UWA expert says MH370 search area is consistent with research findings

Friday, 31 July 2015

Scientists at The University of Western Australia say there is a consistency between the current search area at Reunion Island and where debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 could have drifted to, based on their research.

Renewable energy vehicle fast-charging station launch

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The UWA Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) Project is launching Australia's first commercial, combined charging standard, fast-charging station which has been installed by the REV Project at The University of Western Australia's campus, near the University Club.

Bushfire program wins Premier's Award

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Australia's first online national bushfire spread simulation program, ‘Aurora', was announced the winner of the 2014 ‘Revitalising the Regions' Category at the prestigious Western Australian Premier's Awards for Excellence last night.

Stuart Speidel (left) and Professor Keith Crews

Green light for green transport idea

Thursday, 4 September 2014

With electric vehicles soaring in popularity worldwide and 23 renewable energy vehicle (REV) charging stations around WA, a new program is a win-win for green transport, and for the student who developed it.

Computer gender-perception a valuable tool

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Computers can mimic human perception of gender, according to new research published in the prestigious international journal PLOS One.

Bushfire rapid early warning system wins national award

Friday, 9 August 2013

A computer system which enables early warnings about bushfires to be sent to at-risk communities won a national award last night for a group from WA.

Australian Institute of Sport pool, Canberra

New project to boost Australia's elite swimmers' performance

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

With less than five weeks to go until the London Olympic Games, researchers at The University of Western Australia have been analysing Australian swimmers' movement patterns in a bid to give them an edge over their international opponents.

App to boost mental health awareness

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A new mobile phone app aims to encourage West Australians to stay mentally healthy by providing information and guidance on how to ward off mental illness and get more out of life by staying physically, mentally and socially active.