science & technology
Twenty-three young Australians spent last week at Curtin University of Technology as part of the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS).
The year 11 and 12 students from WA and Queensland lived at Curtin’s Bentley Campus as part of the six-day program.By Shaun Ratcliff | Campus and community; Culture, language and Indigenous; Engineering and mining
A Curtin University of Technology scientist has made a breakthrough that could overturn some elementary tenants of solid-state chemistry and lead to a new branch of materials science.
Associate Professor Nigel Marks has been working with Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers Chao Jiang, Chris Stanek, Kurt Sickafus and Blas Uberuaga, running atomic-scale simulations on nuclear waste, with results indicating that the decay of radioactive isotopes may be used to create new materials for use in industrial processes.By Shaun Ratcliff | Research; Agriculture, environment and sustainability; Physical sciences and mathematics