Technology & Innovation
AN EXTENSIVE trial of 11 converted electric vehicles in Perth involving state and local governments, the private sector, and UWA is providing comprehensive data on how electric vehicles can be a part of WA infrastructure.
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 NATIONWIDE audit funded by the ‘Inspiring Australia’ strategy is currently underway to compile ‘snapshot’ of the country’s science engagement programs as a first step towards the development of an effective assessment method.
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.
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.
AN early career physicist from Murdoch University has recently won the 2012 Fulbright WA Scholarship to investigate further innovative technologies that will allow WA industries to be more energy, carbon and water-use efficient.