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National Science Week 2011

National Science Week 2011

National Science Week is an exciting 9 day long event showcasing science, technology and innovation across Australia essential to our wellbeing.

29 July 2011

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Maths in real life: Horses for (maths) courses

Maths in real life: Horses for (maths) courses

In the first part of a series that looks at maths in every day life, find out how an understanding of maths helps horses trainers every single day.

20 May 2011

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The birthday problem

The birthday problem

In a group of 23 people, there is about a 50% chance two people will have to share their birthday, cake and all. Shocked? Let maths explain how.

19 May 2011

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Sustaining powerplants to meet future demand

Sustaining powerplants to meet future demand

Australia’s demand for electricity is growing while the country’s power infrastructure ages. A new software program developed by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation is aiming to help coal-fired power stations improve their efficiency and sustain a reliable output.

12 April 2011

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Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia

Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia

A new book promises to help inform business, government, and the community about the many issues that need to be addressed in response to climate change.

7 April 2011

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A day on board the Antarctic research vessel Aurora Australis

A day on board the Antarctic research vessel Aurora Australis

In just three minutes, this video encapsulates some of the important research undertaken on a recent summer Antarctic voyage.

24 March 2011

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Battling Southern Ocean swells in the name of science

Battling Southern Ocean swells in the name of science

From the humid Vietnamese coastline to the icy depths of the Southern Ocean, marine scientist Dr Jodie Smith from Geoscience Australia is studying Earth’s deepest and darkest secrets.

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Mapping Aussie plant and animal life online

Mapping Aussie plant and animal life online

A new website is giving unprecedented access to information on every known living organism in Australia. Best of all, they want your help.

18 March 2011

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Getting amongst nature: Following a science career outside the lab

Getting amongst nature: Following a science career outside the lab

Sometimes when you think of scientists, it’s easy to imagine someone sitting in a lab day in day out and never really seeing the light of day.

10 February 2011

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Using technology to trump climate change

Using technology to trump climate change

In the face of a growing population and rising temperatures, new nano and biotechnologies could hold the solutions for cleaner, greener lifestyles.

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