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RADIOCARBON analysis of two ancient middens (waste heaps) found during excavations in the Mid West is challenging conventional wisdom about early Aboriginal people’s diet.
EXPANDED mobile phone coverage and the introduction of Doppler radar are being pushed to overcome critical shortcomings in WA farming regions.
ARCHAEOLOGIST Carly Monks will excavate caves near Leeman, in WA’s Mid West, to find signs of human activity dating back 6,000 years to the mid-Holocene period.
A PHD candidate is chemically analysing coins from centuries-old sunken ships to determine their origin.
A GROUP of WA researchers are hopeful they will find remains from the wreck of the infamous Dutch ship Batavia following the discovery of a tooth last year on Beacon Island off the Mid West coast.
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.
IN A world first, a Curtin University physicist used data from the International Space Station to map coastal bathymetry (underwater terrain).
AN 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’.
MID WEST farmers and resource managers are set to reap the benefits of the latest technology that pairs computer programming with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
WESTERN Australian scientists and researchers have excelled at the prestigious Eureka science awards announced last week in Sydney, picking up three of the major prizes.