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Machine-mounted sensors, being developed through CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, could help locate ore deposits, characterize the mining environment, and differentiate ore grades.
Australia has been stripped bare of vegetation to expose the surface that lies beneath.
Both species eat sound dry wood and can co-exist in the same tree but, while drywood termite colonies contain only about 200 individuals and are confined to one tree, colonies of Coptotermes â€“ Australiaâ€™s dominant wood-eating termite â€“ contain around a million individuals, including thousands of aggressive soldiers, and can forage on up to 20 trees simultaneously.
â€œAlthough e-noses already have many uses â€“ such as detecting spoilage in the food industry and monitoring air quality â€“ they are not as discriminating as biological noses,â€ according to CSIRO scientist, Dr Stephen Trowell.
MONHEIM, Germany, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience is expanding its global research and development activities in seeds and traits to include a focus on cereals.
The world's peak ocean science body has adopted a new definition of seawater developed by Australian, German and US scientists to make climate projections more accurate.
The IMACS/MODSIM Congress will attract more than 650 experts in modeling and simulation from Australia and overseas to the Cairns Convention Center from July 13-17, 2009.
Sophisticated sensors that measure leaf wetness, soil moisture and temperature are helping rehabilitate rainforest in the Springbrook World Heritage precinct in south-east Queensland.
'Drought-proofing' Australia's urban regions by installing large domestic water tanks may enable the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti to regain its foothold across the country and expand its range of possible infections.
A scientist warned attendees of a major climate change conference on Wednesday that rising summer temperatures due to global warming, drier weather and smog from transport and bushfires will make Sydney, Australia a health hazard by 2060.