Science Network WA

Canola seeds studied for superior strains

UWA scientists are hoping a better molecular understanding of canola (Brassica napus L.) seed germination will enable them to breed superior cultivars, following research into strains that demonstrate contrasting ...

date17 hours ago in Ecology
shares10 comments 0

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 ...

date18 hours ago in Ecology
shares7 comments 0

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 scienc ...

dateJul 01, 2015 in Robotics
shares18 comments 0

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 ...

dateJun 26, 2015 in Astronomy
shares91 comments 2