Technology & Innovation

Doppler radar pitched for farmers

Saturday, 21 March 2015

EXPANDED mobile phone coverage and the introduction of Doppler radar are being pushed to overcome critical shortcomings in WA farming regions.

AN IDEA to connect people living in one of Perth's outer metropolitan suburbs is sprouting a real sense of community.

GRAEME Attey can remember the moment when he came up with the idea to design a lightweight helmet to protect sportspeople.

A FOSSIL discovery in WA's northwest suggests that a family of microbes has persisted essentially unchanged for the past 2.3 billion years—half the age of Earth.

ALMOST three-quarters of Australians now own a smartphone and smartphone use has more than doubled in the last four years.

AN APP devised by a Perth company has narrowly missed out on taking the top prize at the 2015 international OzApp awards which were announced yesterday.

RECENT archaeological digs at Barrow Island and the Montebello Islands off the Pilbara coast have revealed a number of artefacts which have helped build a unique record of coastal habitation by early humans.

Bright future for rising science stars

Saturday, 07 February 2015

THE 2015 National Youth Science Forum in Canberra attracted an enthusiastic bunch of 30 young science students from WA.

2014 WAS a stellar year for science in Western Australia, with a wealth of exciting research conducted by scientists across the state, and the appointment of a new Chief Scientist of Western Australia.

THE future is here with some of our most popular technology and innovation stories! Some of this year’s technological developments seem to have stepped straight out of a science fiction film, with a significant rise in biometric security, and technologies that can reconstruct the past as far back as 58 BCE. 

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