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Birds dig deep in carving out Proteaceae evolution
Australian and South African scientists have found pollinators are driving evolutionary divergence in members of the Proteaceae family including the Leucospermum tottum.
Audit highlights significant waste reduction on construction sites
Roughly 80 per cent of materials used on some WA building sites can be recovered for reuse or recycled, according to a series of audits by Murdoch University students.
Photonics to revolutionise internet speeds
While people may have never heard of photonics before, they will surely have heard about the technology that relies on its existence, namely the internet, computers and smartphones.
Electronic 'ear' aims to pick up gravitational waves in real time
UWA researchers have developed an electronic 'ear' that will vastly improve the ongoing international search for elusive gravitational waves, which are created by violent cosmic events throughout the universe.
Solar chimneys meet fuel cells for power generation
Solar chimneys can be teamed with fuel cells to provide more electricity more economically and all year round, according to mathematical analysis.
CAT scans consider non-wetting soils
Australian soils which seem to fear water are now receiving hospital-grade attention through the use of three-dimensional CAT scan medical imaging.
Opinion: 'Ugly' animals need love too!
People respond well to photos of cute and cuddly animals, which is why these types of images are never far away in the media.
Improved sensors help navigate gravity waves
Efforts to detect gravitational waves—which were first predicted by Albert Einstein nearly 100 years ago—are advancing with international researchers including UWA researchers boosting the sensitivity of wave detectors.
Salt water quirk key to bubble desalination
A team of Murdoch University researchers have designed an efficient, small-scale greenhouse combining desalination with food production.
Model considers long-term benefits based on adaptive action
Helping farmers decide what crop to sow in a particular field has just become easier thanks to changes to an existing simulation model.