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Lessons from parrots' vision to help human eyesight

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The apparent ability of long-lived parrots to see ultraviolet light without sustaining eye damage could provide new insights into UV protection in humans.

Professor Peter Quinn

Find your direction at UWA Open Day

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Our quest to understand the universe; the risk to the sustainability of the great Australian dream; and working as a journalist in a rapidly changing environment are just some of the compelling talks to be presented at The University of Western Australia's annual Open Day on Sunday, August 15.

Deep-water project to provide safe, clean energy

Monday, 2 August 2010

The world's multi-billion dollar oil and gas industries will benefit from a new research project aimed at securing long-term, safer and cleaner forms of energy.

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UWA team in world robot challenge

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A team led by The University of Western Australia is one of six international finalists in a challenge to develop the next generation of fully autonomous robots that could undertake dangerous missions in hostile environments.

UWA to host science festival in Malaysia

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

As part of National Science Week, The University of Western Australia will present a science festival in Malaysia:  Science for Our Future.

Education holds key to boosting agriculture

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

(Edited extract from speech by Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor, delivered at:
The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2010 Industry Forum, 16 July 2010)

The challenges facing agriculture and food production in Australia and internationally are great. Demand for food is projected to double over the next 50 years from less land base. As such, productivity must be increased. This needs to occur in the context of climate change, increasing world population and a finite global water and fossil energy supply

Winthrop Professor Hong Hao

UWA defence researchers in Eureka finals

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Research projects from The University of Western Australia that are developing strategies for Australia's defence and national security were today named as national finalists in the 21st Annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

UWA microbiologist Naomi McSweeney

Bugs in the system save environment and money

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Previously unknown species of bacteria are helping reduce the environmental impacts of alumina and aluminium production and saving the industries millions of dollars, a researcher at The University of Western Australia has found.

Words and pictures inspire winning music

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

A string quartet commemorating controversial Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954) has won its composer a place at the Australian String Quartet's National Composer's Forum in Adelaide.

Ms Jo Horgan

Cosmetic boss to speak at Women's Trust lunch

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Graduate of The University of Western Australia and founder of cosmetics company Mecca Cosmetica, Ms Jo Horgan, will be guest speaker at the eighth UWA Centenary Trust for Women's annual lunch.