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2014-09-17 23:10:43

Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for public transportation, has in a world first deployed groundbreaking new technology in the Australian state of Queensland to make it easier for commuters to buy and top up go cards used for public transport. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for public...

2014-06-27 23:06:17

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Precious Metals Mining in Australia to 2020” to its store. Australia exported 282,100 ounces of gold in 2012 mainly to India, the UK and Thailand. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Australia is one of the world’s major producers and exporters of precious metals with production of 8.5 million ounces of gold, 64.9 million ounces of silver and 11.5 million carats of diamond in 2013. Gold and diamond reserves are found mainly in the state of Western...

2014-04-02 04:21:55

TURKU, Finland, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teleste's video surveillance solutions were selected to enforce the security operations related to G20 leaders summit in Queensland, November 2014. Teleste, an international technology group specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services, today announced a deployment of its video surveillance solutions to Australian Federal Police and Queensland State Police. The deployment includes hardware and...

NASA Sees Some Power In Tropical Cyclone Gillian Before Making Landfall
2014-03-11 17:17:50

Rob Gutro/Hal Pierce, NASA NASA's TRMM satellite saw some towering thunderstorms in Tropical Cyclone Gillian before it made landfall over the Western Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia. Gillian has been staying over land since, and is now a remnant low pressure area. On March 10, NASA and JAXA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite called TRMM passed over Tropical Cyclone Gillian. TRMM's Precipitation Radar (PR) instrument gathered data that showed some of the...

Double Tropical Trouble For Queensland, Australia Seen By NASA
2014-03-07 15:08:46

Rob Gutro, NASA There are two developing areas of tropical low pressure that lie east and west of Queensland, Australia. System 96P and System 98P, respectively. The MODIS instrument that flies aboard both NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites captured images of both tropical trouble-makers as each satellite passed overhead on March 7. In the Coral Sea, part of the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, System 96P was just 125 nautical miles/143.8 miles/231.5 km north-northeast of Willis Island,...

2014-03-05 04:21:38

KAWASAKI, Japan, March. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOL Holdings Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary Super Sorghum Corp. will hold the "2014 Super Sorghum Pilot Farm Tour in Australia" on March 10, at Mr./Ms. Kevin & Amanda Mann CANE GROWER, 805 Hurney Road Home Hill, Queensland, Australia. The farm tour will be followed by a presentation on the Super Sorghum business and a networking event at Burdekin Motor Inn, 14 Eighth Ave., Home Hill, Queensland. (Photo:...

2014-02-10 11:12:35

Naturally regrowing woodlands in the subtropics can help to reduce declines in Australia’s reptiles, scientists have proposed. Research at the National Environmental Research Program’s (NERP) Environmental Decisions Hub has found that woodlands in the Australian subtropics can be restored as a haven for native reptiles if cleared areas are left to regrow. In turn, reptiles such as skinks, dragons, and geckos help restore the woodland ecosystems by providing links in the food chain....

2014-02-05 23:26:55

Proarch Podiatry is pleased to unveil its innovative website designed to educate patients who are dealing with a variety of foot, ankle, and lower extremity conditions. Cairns, Queensland (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The podiatrists at Proarch Podiatry have been servicing the Cairns area since 1992 and the Sunshine Coast since 2008. Now, they are thrilled to have a brand-new website that accurately reflects their experience and commitment to their patients' foot health. In designing and...

NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Dylan Making Landfall In Australia
2014-01-30 16:05:31

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Dylan and captured both visible and infrared imagery of the storm as it began landfalling. The visible image showed the extent of the storm, while the infrared data looked at the temperature of cloud tops to determine strong storms were already affecting the coast. The southwestern side of the storm had already started to make landfall in Queensland. Two instruments that fly aboard NASA's Aqua satellite were working to gather data...

Tropical Cyclone 11P Headed For Queensland Seen By NASA-NOAA Satellite
2014-01-29 14:35:06

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The NASA-NOAA Satellite known as Suomi NPP flew over newborn Tropical Cyclone 11P in the Coral Sea and captured a visible image of the newly developed storm as it moves toward a landfall in Queensland, Australia. Tropical Cyclone 11P developed from the low pressure area previously known as System 99P. The VIIRS instrument aboard Suomi NPP captured an image of 11P on January 28 at 04:19 UTC/Jan. 27 at 11:19 p.m. EST. The image showed a more rounded...


Latest Queensland Reference Libraries

Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus
2014-05-19 11:54:09

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), known by many other names including the satanellus and the northern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range extends from southeast Queensland to the Pilbara region in Western Australia. It prefers to reside in open rocky ranges and eucalypt forest. The northern quoll is the smallest of all Australian quoll species, with females reaching an average body length between 9.8 and 12.2 inches with a weight of up to...

Dainty Green Tree Frog, Litoria gracilenta
2013-10-09 11:31:55

The Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta), known also as the Graceful Tree Frog, is a tree frog that is native to eastern Queensland, and north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It ranges from northern Cape York in Queensland to Gosford in New South Wales, with a small and most likely introduced population in Hornsby Heights in Sydney. It is the faunal emblem of the City of Brisbane. It is a slender and medium sized frog, reaching a length of 1.8 inches. It features a rich green...

Yellow-bellied Glider, Petaurus australis
2013-08-16 10:22:01

The yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) is a species of gliding possum that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Victoria to northern Queensland. It prefers a habitat within eucalypt forests, at elevations of up to 2,296 feet above sea level. This species holds two recognized subspecies, one of which is locally common and one that is rare to encounter. The yellow-bellied glider can reach an average body length of 11.8 inches, with an average tail length...

Whiptail Wallaby, Macropus parryi
2013-06-07 13:25:42

The whiptail wallaby or pretty-faced wallaby (Macropus parryi) is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Cooktown, Queensland to Grafton, New South Wales. This species is light in color, with grey to brown fur occurring on most of its body. The chest is typically black or white in color, and the face holds black stripes underlined by white stripes. This species receives its common name, the pretty-faced wallaby, from these...

Lemur-like Ringtail Possum
2013-04-30 14:16:43

The lemur-like ringtail possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides), also known as the brushy-tailed ringtail or the lemuroid ringtail possum, is the sole member of its genus. It is most closely related to the greater glider. Its range is small, encompassing the area between Cairns and Ingham in Queensland, Australia, with one small population occurring on Carbine Tableland. Its bushy tail helps distinguish it from other ringtail possums, and the lack of membrane under the arms and legs help distinguish...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'