Latest news from the region

AN INTER-disciplinary team has used a new technique known as plasma oxidation to produce radio carbon dates for paint fragments as small as 10 micrograms in width.

TECHNOLOGY developed in Australia is allowing drillers to detect rock formations deep in the earth and simultaneously survey the borehole—all during the drilling process.

Published in Industry & Resources

INFORMATION from a lone surviving ocean drifter has been used by scientists to better understand how Indian Ocean currents impact on WA fish stocks.

Published in Fisheries & Water

WHILE almost all Australian outdoor workers use some form of sun protection, less than 10 per cent are fully protected against harmful solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR), says a new study.

Published in Social Science

NEW modelling suggests cyclones in WA’s north-west create conditions that allow coral larvae to rapidly travel distances between inland and mid-shelf reefs.

Published in Fisheries & Water

A SYDNEY-based entomologist has described a new single-species fly genus, found only at Millstream near Karratha.

GENETIC diversity among translocated populations of golden bandicoots in the north-west has been assessed by WA researchers to determine their ongoing viability.

ANCIENT stromatolites at Shark Bay and lake deposits near Perth could be used to track temperatures thousands of years ago, following the development of a technique to reconstruct climate records from bacteria.

A SOLE mine worker is responsible for producing between 11 and 16 tonnes of carbon each year just for clocking off and relaxing at their mine site village, according to local research. 

Published in Industry & Resources

YOU could say Shazzad Hossain is equally adept at working on land or in deep water – at least when it comes to his award-winning research involving soils.