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POORER school students and those with a disability require additional support to successfully manage the transition from primary to secondary school, according to a longitudinal study by Curtin University.
A GROUP of scientists and pastoralists is trialling a series of measures to modifying cattle grazing behaviour they term “Rangelands Self Shepherding”.
RESEARCHERS have developed an algorithm that can be used to simulate the hour-by-hour power output of both photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal power systems for any location in the south-west corner of Australia.
SCIENTISTS now have a better understanding of how pygmy blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) migrate into equatorial waters outside the austral summer, thanks to the use of satellite tags.
A PhD candidate and Indigenous rangers are working to train wild goannas to avoid eating toxic cane toads (Bufo marinus).
PALAEONTOLOGISTS are using a range of old and new techniques to map the Broome Sandstone dinosaur trackways.
INFORMATION from a lone surviving ocean drifter has been used by scientists to better understand how Indian Ocean currents impact on WA fish stocks.
PURPOSLEY sharpened or ‘retouched’ stone axes evolved in Australia thousands of years before they appeared in Europe according to researchers studying the south-east Asian archaeological record.
WHILE almost all Australian outdoor workers use some form of sun protection, less than 10 per cent are fully protected against harmful solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR), says a new study.
A METALLURGIST based at Curtin University has helped develop a hydrometallurgical method of extracting gold, palladium and platinum from crushed ores using bacteria and chemical leaching.