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World First: Australian Solar Plant Has Generated "Supercritical" Steam That Rivals Fossil Fuels'
Science & Tech  (tags: Newcastle, Australia, Solar thermal, heliostats, , CSIRO test plant )

Evelyn
- 196 days ago - sciencealert.com.au
Solar thermal test plant in Australia has generated "supercritical" steam at a pressure of 23.5 mpa and 570°C. Energy Centre uses a field of more than 600 mirrors (known as heliostats), all directed at two towers housing solar receivers & turbines
Best Aussie Inventions of All Time - Photo Gallery
Science & Tech  (tags: Australia, Inventions )

David
- 222 days ago - cnet.com
POWERED FLIGHT - On 12 November 1894, Lawrence Hargrave strapped four box kites together with a compressed air engine, also his own invention, tethered it to the ground with piano wire and managed to fly the short five metres that changed aviation history
Space Dust Is Filled With Building Blocks for Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Australia, discovery, Earth, extraterrestrial life, meteors, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, news, panspermia, science, space dust )

Kayleen
- 306 days ago - space.com
Researchers just discovered DNA and amino acids in a space rock that fell over Murchison, Victoria, in Australia. This lends credence to the theory that life on early Earth came from space. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Central Queensland Uni to Investigate Effects of Climate Change on Snow Leopard
Science & Tech  (tags: animal-research, climate-change, research, Australia, Kazakhstan )

Sam
- 309 days ago - abc.net.au
Snow leopards are skilled high-altitude climbers and are used to taking on the elements, but researchers say temperature changes pose a serious threat to their survival.
'Oldest Star' Found From Iron Fingerprint
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, research, space, study, Australia, astronomers, oldest star )

Giana
- 314 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Australian astronomers on Sunday said they had found a star 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient star ever seen.
Why Is This Bee Wearing a Sensor?
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, (CCD), scientists, sensors, tracking bees, bee behavior, Australia, CSIRO, Tasmania, Paolo de Souza )

Judy
- 339 days ago - theatlantic.com
Until now, no studies on causes of Colony Collapse Disorder have involved tracking bees' behavior in real time in the real world.
Australia's Oldest Bird Footprints Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, research, Australia, oldest bird footprints, dinosaurs )

Giana
- 418 days ago - news.discovery.com
Two thin-toed footprints pressed into a sandy riverbank more than 100 million years ago are Australia's oldest known bird tracks, researchers say.
Australian Cats and Foxes Don't Deserve Their Bad Rep
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, Australia, Australian National University, cats, discovery, foxes, interesting, news, science, study )

Kayleen
- 484 days ago - news.sciencemag.org
Foxes and cats have been the targets of numerous eradication campaigns in Australia. But now new research reports these predators help control a far more destructive one: the black rat. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Invisibility Wetsuit' to Protect Against Sharks Launched in Western Australia (TEXT and VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: world, water, shark attacks, Australia, safety, scientists, technology, design )

Carrie
- 521 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Scientists from the University of Western Australia, with designers Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS), have unveiled two new wetsuits that they say could save lives in the water.
Scientists Make Rare Discovery: A Scary, Shark-Like Fish With Abs
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, research, study, scientists, prehistoric, fish, Australia )

Giana
- 552 days ago - grindtv.com
Prehistoric armored fish from 380 million years ago found in remote Australia had what New Scientist is calling 'the world's first abs'
Planet's Oldest Fossils Found in Australia
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, life, origin, fossils, oldest, australia )

Johan
- 718 days ago - smh.com.au
Scientists analysing Australian rocks have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49 billion years ago, a mere billion years after Earth formed.
Auroral Light Is Polarized After All - Physicsworld.Com
Science & Tech  (tags: light, polarised, atmosphere, Bob Duncan, Australia, Aurora Australia )

Jenny
- 805 days ago - physicsworld.com
Fifty years ago an Australian physicist Bob Duncan reported that light from the Aurora Australis (or Southern Lights) was polarized. Although his discovery could have provided a new way of studying the atmosphere of Earth, other scientists...
High Tech Alarms Could Save Whales From Shark Nets
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, oceans, whales, sharks, Australia, Gold Coast )

Beth
- 1578 days ago - crispgreen.com
Last year, six whales became entangled in shark nets designed to protect humans on Australia's Gold Coast beaches. This year, authorities are launching nets equipped with high tech alarms to warn the whales before it's too late.
Scientists Uncover Creatures of the Deep
Science & Tech  (tags: Deep-sea life, Australia, Great Barrier Reef )

Albert
- 1619 days ago - abc.net.au
Australian scientists have discovered bizarre deep-sea life hundreds of metres down in the seas around the Great Barrier Reef. Ancient sharks, giant oil fish, swarms of crustaceans and a primitive shell-dwelling squid species called the nautilus were
James Cook University Professor With Evolution Missing Link- Australia
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, australopithecus_sediba, missing_link, SouthAfrica, Australia, fossils )

Jenny
- 1716 days ago - cairns.com.au
THE scientific world is abuzz with the discovery of unique fossils, believed to provide the transitional link between man and ape, found in South Africa by a team co-lead by a James Cook University professor
 

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