ANU researchers, Dr Duong and Professor Catchpole. Photo by Stuart Hay, ANU

The Future of Solar Energy: More Efficient and Better Looking

April 13, 2020

Across Australia, over 2.2 million homes now have solar panels. As the number of home installations and solar farms continues to increase, solar energy is showing no signs of stopping. Director of...

Continually working in a seated position can be bad for your health.

Is your work harming you?

April 12, 2020

With office jobs on the rise, Australian activity levels have hit an all-time low. Statistics show 50% of Australians work in a job position that involves being sedentary for over eight hours. Safe ...

Magnus supercomputer, courtesy the Pawsey Supercomputer Centre.

Supercomputers in our backyard

April 12, 2018

Sitting in the quiet south end of Kensington, South Perth, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre houses some of the most powerful computers in the southern hemisphere. These machines are used in scientific...

Photo: Kwinana Freeway Northbound, Linton Price.

Why didn’t it stop?

March 29, 2018

On March 18, Elaine Herzberg was walking a bicycle across a street in Tempe, Arizona, when she was struck by an Uber self-driving car. It killed her. Uber immediately suspended all autonomous car testing in North ...

Song of the first stars

Song of the first stars

March 15, 2018

Using a telescope the size of a dinner table in the Western Australian bush, scientists have verified a signal from the earliest stars in the universe. With a paper recently published in science journal...

Bitcoins: What are they? Should I invest?

Bitcoins: What are they? Should I invest?

October 23, 2017

Dutchman Didi Taihuttu recently packed it all in and sold everything he owned for Bitcoins. Currently waiting on a campsite with his family, he is claiming that he is waiting for the eventual boom in...

Reef Life Survey diver

Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

October 23, 2017

Due to global warming, rising water temperatures are having dramatic effects on the ecology of coral reefs, recent studies have shown. One study shows that as waters warm, fish are able to extend their...

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Designing cooler diabetes devices

October 9, 2017

A group of New Zealand researchers have teamed up with young type 1 diabetes sufferers, to design discreet medical devices to help them feel more comfortable managing their diabetes. Design PhD stude...

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WA scientists saving African cassava crops

October 2, 2017

Researchers from UWA have teamed up with local farmers and British company Oxford Nanopore Technologies, to use portable DNA sequencing help farmers in East Africa eradicate crop disease. “Crop diseas...

Moods and the microbiome

Moods and the microbiome

September 3, 2017

A new paper shows that there may be a link between the bacteria in the stomach and anxious and depressive behaviours. The research was conducted at the University College Cork, a leading research institution...

Surveyor General Dione Bilick

WA’s first female surveyor general

August 21, 2017

For the first time in Western Australian history, the Surveyor General role has been awarded to a woman. Dione Bilick will join the historic list of WA Surveyor Generals that includes John Septimus...

A couple operates a crane

R-Rated Science

August 21, 2017

Middle-aged children entered through the doors of Scitech last Saturday and found it transformed into a world of blue and green lights throbbing with techno music for the Adults Only After Dark Science...

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