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Summer 2015/16

R+D Now is the magazine of Curtin’s Office of Research. In this edition we look at how the application of atom probe microscopy to geological materials is shedding light on the distribution of precious metals in ores. We also look at how the polar ice sheets are on the brink of collapse and what the resulting Read More

Winter 2016

R+D Now is the magazine of Curtin’s Office of Research. In this edition we look at how a data science research collaboration between Curtin academics and industry is boosting the productivity of Australia’s oil and gas operations. We also cover the work by the University’s WA-Organic and Isotope Geochemistry researchers into the Chicxulub Impact Crater associated Read More

Summer 2015/16

R+D Now is the magazine of Curtin’s Office of Research. In this edition we celebrate the rise and rise of Professor Zheng Xiang Li as one of the world’s pre-eminent geophysics researchers. We also cover the launch of the new Cisco Internet of Everything Innovation Centre at Curtin, which is one of eight worldwide.

Winter 2015

R&D Now Winter 2015 [.pdf – 1.3 MB] In this issue, we find out about some of the supercomputing, visualisation and data storage projects underway at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, we take a closer look at research into the psychophysiology of fear and we learn about Professor Mike Dockery’s research into whether the mobility of Read More

Summer 2014

In this issue, we learn about how hydroacoustic sound could help locate missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and how stargazers are contributing to a major project in planetary science.

Winter 2014

Could a quick taste of glucose instantly boost willpower? This week looks at how new research is improving our knowledge about the physiology of behaviours associated with self-control and more…

Summer 2013/14

Nanodiamonds are forever! Among the stories in this issue, we talk to nuclear physicist Dr Nigel Marks about creating diamonds with a diameter of just billionths of a metre.

Winter 2013

In this issue we go both big and small, looking at the latest research into supercomputing and how it can benefit us before finding out more about the science of isotopes. We also talk to Professor Kim Scott about writing and to Professor Fran Ackerman about business.

Summer 2012/13

Can you bury carbon? Apparently you can and in this issue we look at geosequestration and what’s in the ground beneath our feet. We also look upwards at the sky and at the massive astronomy projects underway including the SKA and the Murchison Widefield Array.

Winter 2012

It’s all about rocks in this issue. We look at tectonic plate movement, how we can reduce the load on resources with new ways to maintain our infrastructure and how the mining industry is looking for more accessible and viable sources of gold ore.