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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.
Perth commuters face cyber threat via free wi-fi
In light of the proposal to introduce free wi-fi throughout Perth's public transport network be aware that there are increased cyber security risks, warns ECU computer security expert Professor Andrew Woodward.
Lime treatment tests crops and soil nutrients
Applying lime to acidic soils may offer a way to improve crops yield and boost soil nutrient availability, according to research in the Wheatbelt.
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.
Airborne surveys increase water paydirt prospects
The Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) has used airborne electromagnetic surveying to improve the strike rate of finding quality water supplies in the Gascoyne.
Missing electrons the secret to mine metal
Researchers have advanced the quest to understand how one of Australia and the world's largest zinc and lead mining deposits was formed.
Sheep benefit from grazing spring crops
Scientists have used a computer modelling program to determine the benefits of grazing sheep on spring wheat crops instead of pasture.
Emu movements chronicled in seed dispersal project
GPS technology attached to emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) has reinforced the role the world's second largest extant bird plays in dispersing seeds in the environment as well as indicate they have started moving with purpose ...
Perth beer dress goes from backyard shed to catwalk
Exactly 75 years after nylon was introduced at the World Fair in New York, a dress created from beer in a Perth backyard shed is set to premiere at the World EXPO 2015 in Milan.
Differences over time in the abundance of ant populations
Thirty-seven thousand captured ants tell a story of how after a fire they thrive, leave and return hundreds of years later to areas of the Great Western Woodlands (GWW).