Credit:  David Wachenfeld (Triggerfish Images)

Sawfish: there's biological wi-fi in their weapon

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Research carried out by The University of Western Australia in an international collaboration for an aquarium fish collector based in Cairns has uncovered that, contrary to previous assumptions, a sawfish's saw can actually sense electric fields to locate and attack prey.

Unquenchable thirst is sucking Australia dry: expert

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Torrents of underground water from the heart of the Mojave Desert flow into Las Vegas casino waterfalls, fountains, lagoons and wave machines - an example of water use that is sucking America dry, according to one of the world's leading water authorities.

Architectural dreams in augmented reality

Monday, 5 March 2012

Imagine walking inside a beautiful cathedral that exists only in virtual space or inspecting a 3D display home from every angle on a smart phone or digital tablet in the comfort of your home or office.

Bhutan doctors boost cancer knowledge

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Two doctors from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan are visiting Perth to further their knowledge of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

Leading crop scientist warns against herbicide overuse

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) has caused US crops to become infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds - and a world-leading researcher at The University of Western Australia is fighting to prevent similar outcomes here.

Cultural help for mental health workers

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Mental health workers will improve their understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity through a new resource to be funded by the State Government and delivered by The University of Western Australia.

Tertiary student body lauds UWA leadership

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Australia's peak tertiary student body has ranked The University of Western Australia as a national sector leader in using best practice to consult, support and deliver positive outcomes for students and student organisations.

Kimberley reefs

Kimberley study to research life at the extreme

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A region with some of the world's highest tides and extreme ocean conditions will help researchers at The University of Western Australia better understand the impacts of large physical disturbances and climate change on coastal ecosystems.

Sexualisation of girls and the digital age

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Spray tans, make-up and padded bras for pre-adolescent girls are some of the heavily marketed products that promote a sexualised appearance for girls in modern society.

UWA celebrates Bikeweek

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Up to 300 cyclists are expected to attend a free breakfast at The University of Western Australia as part of Bikeweek next month.