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Bushfire-smart houses A PhD project at the UWA has resulted in the development of a house which can sustain itself in a bushfire without human intervention. The concept, developed by Dr Ian Weir, is expected to have far reaching implications ...

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Triple P’s effectiveness confirmed The University of Queensland’s positive parenting program (or Triple P) has been found to substantially reduce child abuse if applied community-wide. This is the conclusion of a five-year study of the program led by Dr Ron ...

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Dragonfly flying skills guide design of tiny aircraft The extraordinary flying skills of the dragonfly, which have interested the US army for some time, may now be the key for the design of micro-aircraft, according to ANU researchers. Dr Richard ...

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Sub-headPromiscuity leads to faster, bigger, better sperm Fish species whose females are more promiscuous are likely to have faster, bigger, more numerous and longer lived sperm. A team of six researchers – one each from two Canadian, two US, one ...

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Return HECS to research graduates: committee

While HECS-style loans are being proposed for everybody from drought-stricken farmers to budding athletes, a parliamentary committee wants them converted into donations. HECS debts should be waived for successful research postgraduates in order to encourage students to choose research instead ...

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Reviewing IT in higher education

The higher education review has been told of a massive gap between supply and demand for ICT graduates, says Beverley Head. There are around 176,000 information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and 42,000 managers currently employed in Australia, according to ...

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