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2010-07-01 14:32:31

A more flexible approach to the expansion of protected area systems could ultimately protect much more biodiversity for the same budget according to a new paper in the scientific journal Nature.

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2010-06-28 09:15:00

After 10 years of careful breeding and research, scientists have developed what could be the world’s most perfect prawn.

2010-05-24 08:15:00

Nine new species of handfish have been described by CSIRO in research that highlights an urgent need to better understand and protect the diversity of life in Australia’s oceans.

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2010-03-15 10:43:17

Australia's average temperature is on the rise, providing compelling evidence of the validity of climate change, claims the country's top group of scientists in a report released on Monday.

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2009-12-14 07:10:00

Australians can learn much from their deserts and from desert people about how to cope with climate change and scarce resources.

2009-11-30 16:12:31

The first Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia was released Nov. 27.

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2009-11-25 09:30:00

Technology designed to blast aliens in computer games is part of a new GPU (Graphics Processing Units) computer cluster that will process CSIRO research data thousands of times faster and more efficiently than a desktop PC.

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2009-10-20 09:19:33

Researchers are building the environmental equivalent of the ASX200 as a means of monitoring the health of Australian marine ecosystems.

2009-10-19 09:53:22

CSIRO scientists have produced the first preliminary predictions of the potential impact of climate change on the Australian seabed.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]