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Universities to examine Indigenous studies

Monday, 30 November 2009

Some of Australia's leading Indigenous educators and researchers and two US experts will debate key issues and developments in Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous Studies during a two-day conference to be held at The University of Notre Dame and co-hosted by The University of Western Australia.

Saving freshwater fish - and human health

Monday, 30 November 2009

Native freshwater fish in habitats over 700,000 square kilometres from Busselton to Geraldton to Northam will be surveyed for the first time by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Department of Fisheries.

Lawyer and economist tackle groundwater issues

Friday, 27 November 2009

A lawyer and a resource economist from The University of Western Australia are helping lead a national research program that aims to improve the management of Australia's vital groundwater resources - a resource that Perth depends on.

Nobel Laureate reveals new methods to teach science

Friday, 27 November 2009

Visiting Nobel Laureate Professor Carl Wieman will next month give a free public lecture on "Teaching Science in the 21st Century".

The Director of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative ( claims even good teachers are ‘getting it wrong'.

Moon landing: Image supplied by NASA

WA physicist's 'Moon Dust' tapes may hold keys to future lunar landings

Thursday, 26 November 2009

A set of original NASA data tapes from moon landings in the 1960s now held in Western Australia may hold the keys to overcoming problems associated with the effects of lunar dust on future moon missions.

No more cheap energy, says expert

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The century of cheap energy is behind us, according to an international energy expert visiting The University of Western Australia.

Lord Ron Oxburgh is Chairman of Falck Renewables, and an advisor on environment and energy to the Government of Singapore, Climate Change Capital and Deutschebank.  A geologist, he was Chairman of Shell Petroleum UK.

From Blogs to Bombs analyses classroom technologies

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A new book from UWA Publishing examines digital technologies in education - including digital literacy, online socialisation, cyberbullying, cyberpredation, surveillance and censorship.

Implant boosts heroin abstinence

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A heroin treatment trial using sustained release naltrexone may offer new hope for addicts by giving them more time to get their lives in order.

National Asbestos Week: leading researchers discuss latest research

Monday, 23 November 2009

Leading asbestos disease researchers will gather at a conference in Sydney from November 24 to 26 to discuss the latest developments in research in the field.

Study finds vital clues to earth's evolution

Friday, 20 November 2009

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered how ancient ore deposits hold the key to the Earth's evolution as well as helping pinpoint concentrations of metals important for the State's economic development.

The research, to be published today in the prestigious international journal Science, is a joint collaboration between UWA's Winthrop Professor Mark Barley, Dr Marco Fiorentini and Research Professor Stephen Beresford, and researchers at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.