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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.

Published in Industry & Resources

BOTANIST Russell Barrett discovered his first flora species as a 15-year-old living on the remote north Kimberley station of Beverley Springs, now called Charnley River Station.

RESEARCHERS say Australian guidelines and rebates for diagnosing diabetes should be updated, after they revealed there is a quicker and better test for detecting the disease in remote communities.

Published in Health & Medicine

FENCING the entire entrance to Emma Gorge in the Kimberley’s El Questro Wilderness Park, has revealed its importance as a refuge for an entire community of small animals.

WA RESEARCH has revealed adult mangrove jack (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) are likely to be negatively impacted by climate change, but that juveniles may actually benefit from its effects.

Published in Fisheries & Water

TODAY UWA’s Lucille Chapuis discusses the growing level of man-made noise in the ocean and how research she is involved in will help determine the noise pollution’s impact on the shark population.

Published in Perspectives

INTERNATIONAL scientists who set sail from Fremantle today will use cutting edge technologies to peer five million years into the past to find clues about our future climate.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, ScienceNetwork WA invited a number of local scientists to talk about the science within Indigenous culture, heritage and communities. Today, Reader in Kimberley Rock Art Sven Ouzman explores one of the world's greatest art treasures, through the Rock Art Dating Project.

THREE months ago, a 72-year-old Gerry Allen clung to a lifeboat in the South China Sea watching the boat on which he had been travelling to his next job descend to a watery grave.

Published in Fisheries & Water

CUTTING-EDGE three dimensional printing technology has produced a plastic model representing the land surface and underground water systems across 3.5 million hectares of the La Grange groundwater allocation area, south of Broome.

Published in Agriculture & Food
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