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2008-06-29 06:02:19

By Anonymous The voices of science were drowned out when 1000 of Australia's brightest minds discussed ideas for the nation's future. Six years ago this magazine launched conScience, an opinion column to give Australians an outlet "for expressing forthright views on national issues".

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2008-06-23 10:55:00

Nanoparticles of gold too small to be seen with the naked eye have been created in laboratories, but up until now, have never been seen in nature.

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2008-06-19 10:50:00

Several huge active submarine volcanoes, spreading ridges and rift zones have been discovered northeast of Fiji by a team of Australian and American scientists aboard the Marine National Facility Research Vessel, Southern Surveyor.

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2008-06-18 09:38:58

Working from China, CSIRO astronomers have remotely controlled telescopes in three countries and streamed their data to CSIRO’s Parkes Observatory in New South Wales for processing in real time.

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2008-06-18 09:20:00

Scientists from CSIRO and the University of Melbourne in Australia, and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, are on the brink of a discovery which will facilitate the development of new, safe, more sustainable ways of controlling the world’s worst agricultural insect pest – the moth, Helicoverpa armigera.

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2008-06-06 11:15:00

The international science community must devote more resources to research into the effects climate change is having on ocean environments, according to a paper published today in the journal Science by researchers at CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship.

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2008-04-29 09:00:00

Australian researchers are a step closer to turning plants into ‘biofactories’ capable of producing oils which can be used to replace petrochemicals used to manufacture a range of products.

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2008-04-16 11:30:00

Deep-sea sharks have been tagged and tracked and their habitats precisely mapped in world-first research to test the conservation value of areas closed to commercial fishing.

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2008-04-01 11:55:00

Climate change is likely to transform many of Australia’s natural landscapes, according to a new study by CSIRO scientists.

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2008-03-25 12:30:00

The giant ocean eddy that cooled Sydney’s shores a year ago has been superseded by another 300 km diameter giant.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.