Technology & Innovation
A NOVEL approach to the biological recovery of phosphorus from wastewater has been developed by the CSIRO Land and Water in Floreat which may yield significant economic and environmental benefits.
IN HIS new role as Minister for Science, Premier Colin Barnett took time to brief ScienceNetwork on his vision for science in WA.
AN INTERNATIONAL research project involving a local scientist has presented the results of a study which used the first non-destructive, three dimensional method of documenting binding attachments in fossil vertebrates.
UNIVERSITIES have welcomed Premier Colin Barnett’s move to raise the profile of science within government by taking ministerial responsibility for science policy.
FOLLOWING the recent Mid West connection to the National Broadband Network (NBN), Geraldton business Market Creations has capitalised on convergent technologies to provide limitless information storage capacity with a data storage centre.
The Mid West Sustainable Energy and Innovation Expo showcased in Geraldton highlighted the importance of regional science community engagement.
CURTIN is taking a leading step to help the resources industry avoid cost blowouts and project delays by researching the inefficiencies across labour construction industries.
A WEST Australian country town is set to receive a new low-emissions technology installation, following the announcement of a solar-thermal power facility to be built in the Mid West.
ASTRONOMERS had a starring role at the WA Science Awards held in Perth last night—they picked up two major awards and were a finalist in a third category.
If Dr Mark Paskevicius and his colleagues have their way, in a few years we’ll be seeing hydrogen fuelled cars zooming across WA and remote country towns powered by solar energy around the clock.
AS part of Australia’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions, a solar energy power plant has been installed near Greenough in WA’s Mid West.
ENVIRONMENTAL concerns and rising energy costs are driving innovation at the Durack Institute of Technology in Geraldton.
NATIONAL Science Week 2012 in gearing up in a fortnight with Western Australia boasting the highest number of events happening in the country.
CURRENTLY used in remote communities to regulate the unreliable electricity supply, the Grid Power Support System [GPSS]—designed and produced by Perth-based Magellan Power—could also promote the implementation of renewable energy generators in Australia.
CURTIN University researchers are now using powerful supercomputers to better understand and predict coral bleaching, a phenomenon that has increased over the past 20 years.
A WESTERN Australian academic is aiming to maximise learning outcomes from primary to tertiary level by increasing the use and effectiveness of internet-based learning technologies in schools.
LOCAL researchers have set the stage for a carbon-friendly form of wastewater treatment in WA, with the completion of a review into Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) reactors.
GENETICALLY modified insects could be used to control some of the world’s most widespread infectious diseases—if appropriate regulation and public support is gained.
SOCIAL networking technology is empowering protesters to spread their messages further, organise rapidly and frustrate police attempts to control them.
WA TEACHERS, industry professionals and scientists were reminded of the thrill of hands-on engineering as American ‘Science Evangelist’ Dr Ed Sobey led them through his inspiring Learning in the 21st Century: Hands-on Innovation Masterclass.