Technology & Innovation
Geothermal energy is being harnessed on a commercial scale to heat a public swimming pool in Kalgoorlie.
WESTERN Australian scientists and researchers have excelled at the prestigious Eureka science awards announced last week in Sydney, picking up three of the major prizes.
THE Spinifex community at the remote Tjuntjuntjara, about 700km east of Kalgoorlie, will soon be part of a pilot project which will test the effectiveness of desalination technology paired with renewable energy.
A NOVEL approach to the biological recovery of phosphorus from wastewater has been developed by the CSIRO Land and Water in Floreat which may yield significant economic and environmental benefits.
IN HIS new role as Minister for Science, Premier Colin Barnett took time to brief ScienceNetwork on his vision for science in WA.
AN INTERNATIONAL research project involving a local scientist has presented the results of a study which used the first non-destructive, three dimensional method of documenting binding attachments in fossil vertebrates.
UNIVERSITIES have welcomed Premier Colin Barnett’s move to raise the profile of science within government by taking ministerial responsibility for science policy.
If Dr Mark Paskevicius and his colleagues have their way, in a few years we’ll be seeing hydrogen fuelled cars zooming across WA and remote country towns powered by solar energy around the clock.
MURDOCH University researchers have identified the key reasons behind why the small scale wind turbine industry (SWT) has failed to grow in Western Australia.
NATIONAL Science Week 2012 in gearing up in a fortnight with Western Australia boasting the highest number of events happening in the country.
CURRENTLY used in remote communities to regulate the unreliable electricity supply, the Grid Power Support System [GPSS]—designed and produced by Perth-based Magellan Power—could also promote the implementation of renewable energy generators in Australia.
A WESTERN Australian academic is aiming to maximise learning outcomes from primary to tertiary level by increasing the use and effectiveness of internet-based learning technologies in schools.
LOCAL researchers have set the stage for a carbon-friendly form of wastewater treatment in WA, with the completion of a review into Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) reactors.
SOCIAL networking technology is empowering protesters to spread their messages further, organise rapidly and frustrate police attempts to control them.
WA TEACHERS, industry professionals and scientists were reminded of the thrill of hands-on engineering as American ‘Science Evangelist’ Dr Ed Sobey led them through his inspiring Learning in the 21st Century: Hands-on Innovation Masterclass.
THE Young Innovator of the Year Program 2012 is set to be the most impressive yet as the initiative branches out with exciting events and more supporters jump on board.
WIRELESS fire monitoring sensors which could be a vital early warning system against fire in bush areas have been developed by researchers from Edith Cowan University’s Centre for Communications Engineering Research, to aid in bushfire prevention.
A WEST Australian classical musician has used her PhD to apply physics and human biology to one of the world’s most loved instruments, the French horn.
THE experience of bringing furniture home from the store only to discover it doesn’t fit or doesn’t match the rest of the room will be a thing of the past.
A NEW application (app) developed by students from Edith Cowan University turns ordinary smartphones into a survival and rescue device, allowing users to send crucial GPS information directly to the WA Police Air Wing with the touch of a button.