Fifty Indigenous students in Years 9 and 10 will be having a different kind of fun when school breaks up at the end of the week - including learning about designing a world championship-winning racing car, launching rockets, extracting DNA from strawberries, experimenting with liquid nitrogen, making moulds of teeth and challenging their sporting abilities.
A 25-year-old PhD student from Willetton has had his research recognised by NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute for its contribution to their upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), to be launched in 2018.
A trial led by Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall using Helicobacter pylori bacteria to build immunity to childhood eczema and allergies is among six research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new medical grants totalling almost $4 million.
As NASA's new lunar orbiter, LADEE, prepares to scour the Moon's atmosphere and China readies its Chang'e rover to land on the Moon by the end of the year, a physicist from The University of Western Australia has made new discoveries about lunar dust using data obtained from matchbox-sized instruments placed on the Moon during the first four Apollo landings.
Evidence of complex microbial ecosystems dating back almost 3.5 billion years has been found in Western Australia's Pilbara region by an international team including UWA Research Assistant Professor David Wacey.
A clock being developed by a physicist at The University of Western Australia is the first of its kind in Australia - and will be the only southern hemisphere-based clock in the international Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES) project if Associate Professor John McFerran can accomplish his goal of building the clock in time for the ACES launch in 2016.
Research into honeybees, a clock for the Square Kilometre Array and the next generation ‘microscope in a needle' to find cancer will be among dozens of projects to receive a slice of almost $775,000 awarded by The University of Western Australia to collaborative research efforts across the globe.
A new development in fibre optic technology could soon bring atomic clock precision to any home or business with a fibre connection, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia and the University of Adelaide.
Nearly a century after the world's greatest physicist, Albert Einstein, first predicted the existence of gravitational waves, a global network of gravitational wave observatories has moved a step closer to detecting the faint radiation that could lead to important new discoveries in our universe.
Evidence of an extreme cosmic event involving the death of super-giant stars hundreds of times bigger than the Sun has been discovered by an international research team, including astronomers from The University of Western Australia.
A joint virtual reality teaching project between The University of Western Australia and the University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Western Switzerland, has been internationally recognised as the best Innovation in Case Teaching.
A million times more energy than emitted from a dying star's supernova explosion has been detected in a huge outflow of charged particles from the centre of Earth's Milky Way galaxy, says a study co-authored by a leading astrophysicist from The University of Western Australia.