Technology & Innovation

ARCHAEOLOGISTS studying data from excavations around Fortescue Metals Group’s Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek mines say some Pilbara rock shelters were far more important to early humans than previously thought.

WHILE most Year 12 students have enough on their plate studying for their end of year exams, two Perth schoolgirls will see in Term three testing their chemistry knowledge on the world stage.

PERTH motorists could save on the cost of running their car thanks to an Edith Cowan University invention.

A TEAM of Murdoch University researchers have designed an efficient, small-scale greenhouse combining desalination with food production.

AS TERMINATOR: Genisys hits cinemas around the world, ScienceNetwork WA looks at some of the feats performed by robots in the Terminator films, and investigates how long until reality catches up with science fiction.

SOFTWARE developed by a WA PhD student is quickly and accurately locating genes and correcting gene sequences in disease-causing fungi.

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.

A COMPANY that started in Perth several years ago is poised to revolutionise the world-wide computer industry with a computer chip that aims to mimic the operations of the human brain.

CONCRETE made using an industrial by-product has shown better fire endurance than traditional concrete when exposed to fires of nearly 1000 degrees Celsius.

SCIENTISTS have adapted a process normally used to make bioplastic, to remove carbon from wastewater, slashing the amount of energy needed for the treatment process.

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