Technology & Innovation

THE mountain bell shrub, which is partly named after Charles Darwin’s grandfather, can be examined at a molecular level for the first time in Albany after the installation of a state-of-the-art genetics laboratory.

WHEN most people put their green-topped wheelie bin out for collection, they would not expect their general household waste to end up as compost, but an innovative Perth recycling facility has been making the conversion for the past decade.

WATER recovery of between 90 and 95 per cent from mine groundwater could be possible using a technique involving silica removal in reverse osmosis (RO) desalination.

Bestof2013AN ACTION packed year for science in Western Australia, we saw our Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley step down from the role, while the Premier Colin Barnett took on the Science Portfolio and opened the ‘Office of Science’.

eureka 3DMillWESTERN Australian scientists and researchers have excelled at the prestigious Eureka science awards announced last week in Sydney, picking up three of the major prizes.

SharkSuit SAMS'BRIGHTNESS contrast’ not colour is the key to a new wetsuit launched in Perth last month which UWA researchers helped develop to protect the wearer from shark attack.

agriculture phosperousA NOVEL approach to the biological recovery of phosphorus from wastewater has been developed by the CSIRO Land and Water in Floreat which may yield significant economic and environmental benefits.

Premier1 resizeIN HIS new role as Minister for Science, Premier Colin Barnett took time to brief ScienceNetwork on his vision for science in WA.

fossil 3dAN INTERNATIONAL research project involving a local scientist has presented the results of a study which used the first non-destructive, three dimensional method of documenting binding attachments in fossil vertebrates.

ASKAPUNIVERSITIES have welcomed Premier Colin Barnett’s move to raise the profile of science within government by taking ministerial responsibility for science policy.

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