Dust detector equipment

Research uncovers 'horizon glow' mystery of the moon

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have uncovered answers to a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century.

Analysing coral cores

West Australian corals shed light on cause of marine heatwaves

Monday, 26 October 2015

An international team of scientists led by The University of Western Australia has analysed coral cores from three reefs in the eastern Indian Ocean to understand how marine heatwaves unfold among the unique coral reefs of Western Australia.

astronomy

Supermoon puts spotlight on new astronomy facility

Thursday, 22 October 2015

A rare astronomical event will mark the launch of Australia’s biggest astronomy education facility at Gingin next Tuesday night.

Dementia brain

UWA awarded $2.2m in national funding to fight dementia

Monday, 19 October 2015

Four researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $2.2 million in Federal Government funding to tackle the causes and impacts of dementia – the second-leading cause of death in Australia behind heart disease.

Zebrafish

Research offers new insight into light detection in vertebrates

Friday, 16 October 2015

Research carried out by scientists from The University of Western Australia, the University of Oxford and University College London will help better understand how light detection works in vertebrates.

Spearhead

Rare spearheads uncovered on Rottnest Island

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made a surprise discovery on an excursion to Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), uncovering a rare nineteenth century glass spearhead.

Coral

Self-regulating coral protect themselves against ocean acidification

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland has found that the Porites cylindrica variety of coral have an in-built mechanism that protects them in environments where there is a high fluctuation in ocean pH.

Pharmaceutical drugs

UWA and international team pioneer new drug analysis method

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

An international team of scientists co-led by The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Vincent Wallace has been working with a major biopharmaceutical company to investigate new ways to characterise protein formulations.

UWA computer programming team qualifies for world finals in Thailand

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The University of Western Australia has qualified to compete in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals in Phuket, Thailand held in May 2016.

ICPC is a multitier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of Associate for Computing Machinery (ACM), which held their regional contest in New Zealand on Saturday 26 October 2015, where all Australasian and South Pacific universities were invited to compete.

Nick Eyers, Luke Edwards, Jaxon Carter, Grace Williams and Danelle Manning

UWA students shine at Australian crops competition

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Five agricultural science undergraduate students at The University of Western Australia have excelled in the 2015 Australian Universities Crop Competition held in New South Wales last week.

Third-year students Mr Jaxon Carter, Mr Luke Edwards, Ms Grace Williams, Ms Danelle Manning and Mr Nick Eyres represented UWA at the three-day competition, and placed third amongst university teams from across Australia and the United States.