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Are UV smartphone apps effective ?

Are UV smartphone apps effective ?

May 17, 2018

These days there's an app for almost every problem. Smartphone apps are increasingly being used in all aspects of the health sector, from calorie counters, pedometer apps, and exercise guides to now even...

Enhancing robotic limbs

Enhancing robotic limbs

May 15, 2018

Devices that restore mobility to amputees and injured people have been in use since pirates started strapping on peg legs but new research is blending robotics and prosthetics - restoring the ability to...

The fires in the sky

The fires in the sky

May 13, 2018

Stars exploding is something we've seen in movies or read about in books countless times over, but how does something as massive as a actually explode? In late March Dr Gemma Anderson spoke at Astrofest,...

Saving sea stars

Saving sea stars

May 12, 2018

The marine ecosystem of the West American Coastline was devastated in 2013 to 2015 by a massive disease epidemic that killed off thousands of starfish. The worst of it seems to be over but scientists...

Could you be a metal head?

Could you be a metal head?

May 12, 2018

Advances in 3D printing and titanium use in skull injury means you could be. In Perth, 600 people a year need skull repairing surgery, and 68% is trauma-related, from either injury or sport. Research led by the Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital ...

Growing organs for science

Growing organs for science

May 10, 2018

Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) is finding a way to treat kidney diseases, using gene-editing technology and stem cell kidney-regeneration research. They aim to correct serious gene mutations in lab-g...

Treatment by terrarium

Treatment by terrarium

May 10, 2018

A terrarium is a ‘mini-greenhouse’ with therapeutic benefits. Mostly used for decoration and to create ambience in a space; terrariums are indoor gardens in a sealed container. According to interior...

Birthing rural babies

Birthing rural babies

May 9, 2018

For many women in rural towns, their journey to giving birth is not as easy as those who live in cities. The isolation from resources makes their pregnancies more vulnerable. Statistics from 2012, indicate...

The colour of stars

The colour of stars

May 9, 2018

The marketing materials put out by Astrofest were tempting but confusing. The words were about science and innovation but the images were more about science fiction. Arriving on a cool evening in March...

Understanding autism differently

Understanding autism differently

May 8, 2018

“I don’t understanding what ‘normal’ is, but I can walk past a thousand people and then the thousand and first I will be like, he’s like me, he has autism,” explained 16-year-old Kale. Dr...

Study drugs and the long term risk

Study drugs and the long term risk

May 8, 2018

When you’ve got a scary deadline coming at you fast, and a mountain of reading and writing to get done; it’s natural to become anxious about the prospect of not being able to complete what is required...

Space radiation: new dangers in the great beyond

Space radiation: new dangers in the great beyond

May 8, 2018

We have always known that space is a dangerous place. It’s very cold, you’re always falling, and there’s no air. It all seems a recipe for disaster, yet we have boldly gone, and we continue to boldly...

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