Mar 31, 2010

Inaugural Forum Stimulates Young Entrepreneurs

Students from WUN universities around the world will look at how the growth of e-publishing is creating business challenges and opportunities as part of an international forum at the University of Sydney. 

Twenty-five students from the universities of Sydney, Western Australia, Nanjing, Alberta, Leeds and York are taking part in the STIMULATE forum, organised by the University of Sydney in conjunction with the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). 

Mar 31, 2010

Move Over, Easter Bunny!

Microscopy technology at The University of Western Australia that enabled an international team of researchers to locate ancient DNA in fossilised egg-shells for the first time has paleontologists around the world crowing.

Mar 22, 2010

3rd International Conference on Spintronics Materials and Technology

Registration is now open for WUNSPIN10 – the third WUN International Conference on “Spintronic Materials and Technology” – which will take place at the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) from June 21 to 23.

Mar 08, 2010

University leads the way in vital global soil research

Experts from Europe, USA and China, have established networks of field research stations to study the valuable services that soils provide to humanity. It is hoped these research stations will help experts find out how to protect soil against the threats posed by climate change and increasing food and energy demand from a growing human population.

Mar 04, 2010

Researchers discover gene that affects susceptibility to tuberculosis and clues to how it works

The gene appears to orchestrate pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory responses. When these are in correct balance, the body can fight the TB pathogen without harming itself. An imbalance causes problems.

Mar 03, 2010

Landscape art and the urbanisation of the United States

The relationship between the urbanisation of the United States in the mid to late 19th Century and the landscape art of the period is the focus of research by Professor David Peters Corbett of the Department of History of Art.

Mar 03, 2010

Greener grazing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Gases such as methane expelled by grazing animals make up roughly one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Alex Chaves, Senior Lecturer of Animal Nutrition in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, is working on ways to reduce these livestock emissions, which contribute to global warming.

Mar 02, 2010

Study Finds Female Dung Beetles Use Horns as Weapons

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that not
only do some female dung beetles have bigger horns than males but they
also use their horns as weapons in competition with other females for
access to dung, which they then use in breeding.