Professor Stephen Hawking Dies Aged 76

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76, his family has announced. Professor Hawking passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of this morning, according to a statement released by his family. “His family have kindly requested that they be given the time and privacy to mourn his passing, but…

WA’s Best and Brightest Honoured For Innovation

Curtin University has taken out the top prize for inventing an innovative method to prolong the freshness of fruit and vegetables in the annual WA Innovator of the Year awards. The university won the overall Mitsubishi Corporation Innovator of the Year award to extend the storage, transport and shelf life of horticultural products in the…

Wave Energy to Create Jobs in Albany

Albany is set to become a hub for renewable energy expertise and jobs, as the McGowan Government announced the successful applicants for a wave energy technology project and research centre. Carnegie Clean Energy has been awarded $15.75 million as a contribution towards the wave energy technology project, which will involve the installation of a large-scale…

McGowan Commits to Delivering Science in Schools

The Western Australian Government is set to focus on science in primary schools, to prepare students for future jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery revealed the State Government is set to fulfil its election promise to provide $12 million to public schools to…

Science Week to Inspire Innovation and Jobs

Western Australians are set to take part in Australia’s biggest celebration of science, technology and innovation as part of National Science Week. The week aims to acknowledge the contributions of local scientists and educators, encouraging an interest in science among the public. It also aims to inspire young people to pursue and study and careers…

Steps closer to suspended animation reality

US Scientists have made new steps forward after reviving a cryogenically frozen organism. Over 60 years of trials the preservation of bodies and brains in a state of suspended animation has only been achieved in individual cells… Until now. The Science Journal ACS Nano published an article about US researchers successfully thawing and reanimating frozen…

WAITTA INCITE Awards Honour Web Accessibility Provider

Dr Vivienne Conway, the winner of the Western Australian Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) INCITE Achiever of the Year award. Dr Conway, the Director of Web Key IT, who provide services including testing, accreditation, training and consulting to make websites more accessible for those with disabilities. Dr Conway said it was ‘such an honour’ and…

March for Science Draws Hundreds in Perth

The March for Science kicked off on Saturday, with rallies held in most of the Australian capitals and many cities around the world. The Perth rally attracted crowds of hundreds of people, as well as prominent speakers such as ex-Premier of WA Carmen Lawrence, and Professor Lyn Beazley, the ex-Chief Scientist of WA. The marches,…

Weekly Science Report

CLICK on the player above to watch the Weekly Science Report.   Former Japanese Prime Minister Tours Australia against Nuclear Power It’s been 3 years since the catastrophic Fukushima nuclear disaster and the devastating effects continue to be felt by hundreds of thousands of people. Mr Naoto Kan was the Japanese prime minister when the nuclear…

Weekly Science Report

CLICK and watch the science report with Cahli Samata on the Evening News!   Successful Bush Blitz Program Extended Last month I reported on the new species discovered in the Bush Blitz program. I am happy to report today that the project is being stepped up in hopes of discovering even more of Australia’s hidden…