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National success for smartphone app

Friday, 10 August 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 08

A life-saving smartphone app designed by ECU students has won the Tertiary Student Category at the 2012 iAwards, the premier technology awards for the ICT industry in Australia.

Acoustic termite detection

Thursday, 09 August 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 08

A wireless sensor the size of a postage stamp that can recognise the specific chewing sound of termites is the latest innovation to feature in the video series, Research@ECU.

Olympic athletes – underperforming or underdeveloped?

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 08

Foundation Professor in Exercise and Sports Science, Professor Rob Newton shares his insights into the Australian Olympic 2012 Games campaign.

Skilled migrants crucial to resource industry

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 08

Temporary migrant workers play an essential role in Australia’s resource industry by filling highly-skilled positions.

Future of the Leschenault Estuary and Inlet

Monday, 06 August 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 07

The Leschenault Estuary and Inlet are under threat from increasing populations, decreasing rainfall and changing water quality.

Participants needed – ageing workforce study

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 07

Australia’s workforce is ageing with serious implications for society.

Big bucks not only draw card for FIFO workers

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 07

High salaries are not the only factor in the decision to become a Fly-in-Fly-Out (FIFO) worker, the initial findings of a new study by Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers have shown.

Education not prevention key in drug fight

Friday, 06 July 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 07

A new research program from Edith Cowan University (ECU) is working to change the way young people learn about, and consume, drugs and alcohol before they reach 18.  

Indigenous students exploring with iPads

Thursday, 05 July 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 06

Indigenous students from Clontarf Girls Academy received an insight into using iPads as learning tools at ECU this week.

Research @ECU – HealthInfoNet

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 06

ECU-based Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is the focus of the next instalment in the Research@ECU series.

Russian visit builds research relationships

Friday, 22 June 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 06

A visit from a leading Russian scientist is expected to produce exciting collaborations with ECU research into photonics and nano science.

Link between amphetamines and violent crime questioned

Monday, 18 June 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 06

Amphetamine users are more likely to commit non-violent crimes, a new study by ECU researchers has found.

Amphetamine use is associated with psychological, physical and social harm, criminal behaviour and violence.

Alcohol a no go for mums to be

Monday, 18 June 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 06

No alcohol is the message of a new state campaign aimed at highlighting the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

The No Alcohol is the Safest Choice campaign is based on research carried out at Edith Cowan University, which found that many women are often confused about whether small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy are safe

Olympic athletes given boost by ECU expert

Thursday, 14 June 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 06

International athletes are turning to ECU’s expertise in strength and conditioning to boost their performance in the build up to the London Olympic Games.

The deafening sound of Sonic Silence

Thursday, 14 June 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 06

Listening to your iPod on full volume for just six minutes may lead to irreversible hearing damage, ECU researchers have found.

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