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Four reasons why the Terminator is already here
As Terminator: Genisys hits cinemas around the world, ScienceNetwork WA looks at some of the feats performed by robots in the Terminator films, and investigates how long until reality catches up with science fiction.
3-D printer churns out handheld underground water model
Cutting-edge three dimensional printing technology has produced a plastic model representing the land surface and underground water systems across 3.5 million hectares of the La Grange groundwater allocation area, south of ...
Silent extinctions on coral reefs
There is a ray of hope in the face of dire predictions about the future of coral reefs, with the prospect that species can shift their distribution ranges to survive climate change.
The nutrition behind good sperm
Males with low sperm quality probably won't get much help from dining down on fish oil supplements and a bag of carrots, recent aquatic-based research suggests.
Real-time probe illuminates snapper stocks
Department of Fisheries (DoF) scientists are 'lighting up' DNA from pink snapper (Chrysophrys auratus) eggs to better estimate the health of west coast stocks.
The brains behind the chip that works like a brain
A company that started in Perth several years ago is poised to revolutionize the world-wide computer industry with a computer chip that aims to mimic the operations of the human brain.
Zoos talk, but do people listen?
A study involving 176 zoos from more than 50 countries has found zoos are missing opportunities to educate visitors about conservation and sustainability.
Migrating humpbacks face double blow from human activity
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) on their annual migration along WA's coast are facing pressure from both reduced food availability because of climate change and being disturbed by mining and boats, according to two ...
DIY satellite launches from backyard shed to lower orbit
Working from his shed in suburban Perth Stuart McAndrew is constructing Australia's first Rubik's Cube-sized satellite which he hopes to launch into orbit next year.
PlayStation helps paint user's digital footprint
Digital investigators are now able to extract information stored on a PlayStation 4 console thanks to a forensically sound method developed by local researchers.