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Photo competition winners show science in all its glory

A close-up, underwater view of jellyfish, a lone kitesurfer silhouetted on Cottesloe Beach and an early morning glimpse of station life captured the attention of judges, when the winners of Curtin University’s National Science Week photography competition were announced this week.

Award winning astronomer communicates path to SKA

Curtin University astronomer Steven Tingay has been named the inaugural Science Ambassador of the Year at the 2012 WA Science Awards. Professor Tingay, Director of the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), has been awarded for his key role in communicating the significance of Read More

Award winning technology detects faults before blackouts

A Curtin University researcher who developed a technique to detect transformer faults responsible for power outages is the winner of the 2012 Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards. [youtube width=”560″ height=”330″][/youtube] Dr Ahmed Abu-Siada has created a software-based technique that creates an image of how the transformer should be functioning, and then detects faults in real-time without Read More