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Tiered ticketing and investment key to easing metropolitan commute
What if your rush to work each morning could be that little bit less stressful?
Robotic exoskeleton to help heal hand injuries
Curtin University researchers have developed an innovative robotic hand exoskeleton which can be made cheaply using a 3D printer and could potentially cut down on rehabilitation visits for patients.
Facial cues factor into future retail pay
Trying to score a pay rise? A UWA study has found having attractive, trustworthy or dominant facial traits can increase a person's pay in retail workplaces.
Woodside taps IBM's supercomputer to bolster operations
Woodside Petroleum is hoping to maximise efficiency and cut down on unnecessary costs by utilising IBM's gameshow-winning Watson cognitive computer system as the oil and gas industry battles uncertainty from the prolonged ...
Evolution provides 'leg up' for bandicoots and bilbies
Where you and I might see flesh and bones, Murdoch University's Dr Natalie Warburton sees evolution, conservation and the endless battle between predator and prey.
Aboriginal female hunters aided by dingoes
In modern society dogs are often referred to as "man's best friend" but according to an archaeological review early Aboriginal society sported a similar relationship between women and dingoes (Canis lupus dingo).
Process turns waste whey into profitable products
An innovative method of extracting protein from whey has the potential to turn a waste product of cheese making into a valuable by-product which can help make baby formula, baked goods or feed for fish farms or piggeries.
Great Scott! Flying cars arrive in Perth
The creators of Back to the Future II had us believe flying cars, anti-gravity hoverboards and fax machines would be ubiquitous in the early 21st Century.
Frogs pit guns against sperm in battle for mates
Males competing for female attention is nothing new but research into frogs in swamps near Albany has revealed something unusual—larger, stronger-armed males fare better fathering offspring in isolation while smaller, weaker ...
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.