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Bullet 'fingerprints' to help solve crimes

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Criminals don't just have to worry about their own fingerprints these days: because of a young forensic scientist at The University of Western Australia, they should also be very concerned about their bullets' unique ‘fingerprints'.

Help Point at UWA Open Day

Get a taste of Uni life at UWA's Open Day

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The University of Western Australia will throw open its doors to prospective students for its annual Open Day on Sunday 10 August, from 10am to 4pm.

University Hall

University Hall recognised in WA architecture awards

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The University of Western Australia’s University Hall has won the Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing at the Australian Institute of Architects 2014 WA Architecture Awards.

Phytoplankton flux profiler

Phytoplankton use turbulence to survive

Monday, 28 July 2014

A unique water profiling instrument developed by The University of Western Australia's Centre for Water Research (CWR) is enabling scientists to understand the impact of even the most subtle turbulence on algal populations.

Assistant Professor David Wacey

$3.4 Million for UWA Future Fellows

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Four researchers from The University of Western Australia will receive more than $3 million from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship scheme to fund a diverse range of projects - from the origin of life on Earth and a history of Soviet war experiences to the future of crops in a phosphorus-scarce world, and 3D optical microscopy expected to facilitate unprecedented insights into the structure of tissue.

Giants in town for PIAF opening

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The streets of Perth will host one of the biggest live arts events ever seen in Australia this summer when two giant marionettes roam the city in a moving and emotional commemoration of World War One.

Briony Swire

Updating memory for fact and fiction

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sunlight can make people sneeze.  Sounds ludicrous? But it's true - it's called a photic sneeze reflex, and can occur in about one out of four people.  Did you believe that fingerprints are unique to each individual? That, by contrast, is a myth - some fingerprints can be so similar that forensic experts assume they are a ‘match' when they actually belong to different individuals.

Sophie Richard

Perthites wanted for study on the Aussie lingo

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

We all know that Australians speak English differently from the way it's spoken in the UK or the US, and many of us are aware that Perth people have a slightly different version of the language from, say, Melbournians - but a young French linguist is hoping to recruit 120 Perthites to discover exactly how people in WA's capital use the Queen's English.

Conleth O’Loughlin (COFS), Senol Özmutlu (Vryhof), Joris Roozen (Vryhof)

Dutch company takes on board UWA-designed anchor

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

An innovative offshore anchor designed by researchers at The University of Western Australia has already been snapped up by Dutch anchor specialists Vryhof Anchors.

Premier's Science Awards

Strong showing of UWA finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Three eminent researchers from The University of Western Australia have been named among the finalists for the 2014 Scientist of the Year to be announced at the Premier's Science Awards on 21 August during National Science Week, Australia's largest annual celebration of science.