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Grunter's life choices chronicled in fisheries study

Research into populations of the western striped grunter (Pelates octolineatus) on the lower west coast shows the species has a highly seasonal growth pattern and migrate between coastal and estuarine environments depending ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Recovering low-grade platinum metals

Remote, low-grade deposits of platinum group metals (PGMs) can be economically recovered using novel direct leaching approaches, doing away with the need for traditional, expensive smelting operations.

dateAug 17, 2015 in Materials Science
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Peel research bolsters oranges' thick skin

Several experiments have revealed that pre-harvest factors play an important role in reducing the incidence of creasing (albedo breakdown) in sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis), which has a detrimental impact on local commercial ...

dateJul 14, 2015 in Ecology
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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.

dateJul 01, 2015 in Robotics
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