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Holistic soil to boost productivity
Western Australia has launched Soil Constraints – West, a flagship initiative bringing together research on a range of farming problems that limit agricultural production.
Big data keeping track of bushfires
More than 5000 bushfires occurred in WA between July 2013 and July 2014, making the development of the Aurora Bushfire Detection System a big deal for local communities.
Big data part of big plan for WA's marine future
WAMSI is making big data a key point in its Blueprint for Marine Science 2050, an initiative that will benefit researchers, governments, industry and the environment.
Northern quoll population pops up in arid zone
Scientists working in WA's biggest and most remote national park—Karlamilyi—have discovered a population of northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus).
Radio astronomy backed by big data projects
As the leading edge of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope is at the forefront of the big data challenges facing radio astronomy, presenting and solving ...
Carnabys adjust to foreign plants for feeding and shelter
A study tracking the movements of WA's endangered Carnaby's black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) has discovered that not only will the birds adapt to urban environments but they also use non-native ...
Rare tidal movements expose Kimberley dinosaur tracks
While audiences in Perth attend Walking with Dinosaurs this weekend palaeontologists working near Broome will be documenting the extinct vertebrates' extensive fossilised footsteps using laser scanning technology.
Tagging and scanning for feral pigs
Innovative research using GPS tracking and thermal imagery is being used in an attempt to manage the destructive behaviour of feral pigs in the south-west.
Good vibrations slash waste treatment costs
Shake, rattle and roll has slashed costs and reduced waste volumes at the Wanneroo Groundwater Treatment Plant.
Inshore corals prove resilient to sediments
Inshore corals may be better able to cope with natural and human-induced sediment resuspension events than previously thought, according to a local researcher.
Aspirin aids Middle East plant restoration project
Kings Park scientists have found a key ingredient in aspirin and anti-pimple products, salicylic acid, is a cost-effective plant growth and survival improver during a world-first desert restoration trial ...
Step into the dive boots of a maritime archaeologist
What lies at the bottom of the ocean is a long-time source of intrigue, however, many of us lack the capabilities to explore it.
Mapping the future of Rottnest's furry friends
We all know Rottnest Island's iconic quokkas (Setonix brachyurus) love eating treats from tourists and poking around inside public buildings but local researchers have identified plant species on the island ...
Rangers and visitors build links on park visits
Interactions between visitors to Karijini National Park in the Pilbara and park rangers makes for happier visitors, according to recent research.
New reagents selected for nickel extraction
More nickel can be produced more efficiently from Australia's low-grade laterite ores if the metal is directly extracted after leaching with nitric acid, research suggests.