Technology & Innovation

Explainer: why we have a leap year

Monday, 29 February 2016

IT’S the time where people born on February 29 can finally party on the date of their birth.

Calculating your commute on Perth roads

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

NOBODY likes a run of red lights, but thanks to mathematical modelling, the mythical ‘green wave’ is closer than ever.

Gazing ahead to WA’s virtual age

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

WHILE high costs threaten West Australian’s uptake of the Oculus Rift, the first virtual reality headset to hit the consumer market this year, the video game-driven technology will also open doors for various industries.

PERTH primary school teacher Richard Johnson still remembers the moment he first fell in love.

AS SOUTH West residents count the cost of last week’s devastating bushfires Murdoch University scientists are working on a model to help predict future bushfire threats in the region.

INNOVATIVE sensor technology is set to change the way mineral exploration teams collect geophysical data, for potentially 20,000 rigs around the world, after developments by researchers at the WA School of Mines within Curtin University.

TIMELY access to Wi-Fi devices at crime scenes could provide police with vital evidence, including placing suspects at the location.

2015: the year that was

Thursday, 31 December 2015

AS 2015 draw to a close we look back on what has been an exciting year for science in Western Australia.

THE future is here with some of our most popular technology stories! From brewed dresses, to scanned dinosaur feet, there was no shortage of innovative success in 2015.

Rise of the bricklaying machines

Friday, 18 December 2015

PERTH-based startup Fastbrick Robotics aims to cut standard home construction times by up to eight weeks and costs by 10 per cent through its locally developed automated bricklaying machine.

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