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Five Solomon Islands Disappear Into the Pacific Ocean as a Result of Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: Australia, climate change, CO2, environment, global warming, NASA, news, US Geological Survey, world )

- 163 days ago -
All due to man-made climate change as in global warming. NASA reports that the seas could rise by 7 meters in coming years and decimate the world's coastal communities, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
A RIVER ON FIRE! Gas Explodes From Australian River Near Fracking Site. - YouTube   video
Science & Tech  (tags: fracking, methane gas, river on fire, Condamine River, Queensland, Australia )

- 178 days ago -
"I was shocked by force of the explosion when I tested whether gas boiling through the Condamine River, Qld was flammable."
Earth Art in Northwestern Australia
Science & Tech  (tags: ISS, Expedition 47, Australia, Astronaut Jeff Williams, Earth, Geology )

- 203 days ago -
During an International Space Station flyover of Australia, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured a colorful image of the coast on March 29, 2016
Life First Emerged on Earth a Lot Earlier Than We Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, Australia, discovery, Earth, interesting, life, news, science, Temple University, Stanford University, UCLA )

- 363 days ago -
A discovery of carbon from a long-decayed living organism inside volcanic rock indicates that life began on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, when Earth was still in a volcanic stage. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Why Do Koalas Hug Trees? - YouTube   video
Science & Tech  (tags: koalas, trees, Australia, heat, cool )

- 599 days ago -
Koalas hug trees to stay cool. Two and half minute video from SciShow
Australians Lead Efforts to Move Space Junk With Lasers
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, trash, EOS, Australia )

- 715 days ago -
Hundreds of thousands of objects are orbiting in high-velocity swarms around the Earth. Many of these, in the event of a collision, could ignite catastrophic accidents junking the world's orbital telecommunications networks.
Surgeons Transplant Heart That Had Stopped Beating
Science & Tech  (tags: Medical, Science, Health, Transplant, Australia )

- 724 days ago -
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
World First: Australian Solar Plant Has Generated "Supercritical" Steam That Rivals Fossil Fuels'
Science & Tech  (tags: Newcastle, Australia, Solar thermal, heliostats, , CSIRO test plant )

- 865 days ago -
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 )

- 891 days ago -
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 )

- 975 days ago -
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 )

- 977 days ago -
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 )

- 983 days ago -
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 )

- 1007 days ago -
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 )

- 1086 days ago -
Two thin-toed footprints pressed into a sandy riverbank more than 100 million years ago are Australia's oldest known bird tracks, researchers say.

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