Search for secrets of elusive dark matter takes scientists deep into Aussie gold mine

Late last month saw the opening of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL), one of only two underground particle physics labs in the southern hemisphere

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‘I didn’t know this job existed’: from famous English gardens to the Aussie bush

On face value, it’s tough to imagine two more contrasting environments than Kew Gardens in the UK and Australian bushland.

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The WA scrub that’s an international biodiversity hot spot

It might not look like much but this unique patch of land north of Perth has nearly as many plant species as the entirety of the UK.

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From open pits and evaporation ponds to inviting countryside

In the picturesque landscape of WA's South West, mineral sands miner Iluka has undertaken a rehabilitation project that is genuinely world-class.

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Giant ultrasound could unlock the mineral secrets of WA’s many salt lakes

Advancements in distributed acoustic sensing technology are helping scientists learn what might lie under the earth's surface - without having to dig.

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Researchers find four-billion-year-old piece of Earth’s crust under WA’s South West 

Here's something extra to think about next time you head down south.

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Battery made of sand points at ‘dirt cheap’ energy options

WA has plenty of sun and wind and an abundance of dirt – so what are the chances that a battery made of sand ends up being a part of our energy future? 

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Pilbara towns cop a year’s worth of rain in a fortnight, record ‘coldest’ days

It’s supposed to be the start of dry season in WA’s north but don’t try telling that to any of the Pilbara towns that have been deluged by rain in the second half of May.

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Giant wind turbines to power major WA nickel processing operations

A wind farm with turbines measuring 200m in height is set to help provide the power requirements of three of BHP’s major nickel processing operations in WA. 

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Tech makes resources careers much more than a virtual reality

Thanks to augmented and virtual reality, workers don't even have to go to site to learn key skills or diagnose technical issues.

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