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Robot Aircraft Teach Themselves Which Way Is Up
2011-12-09 08:08:16

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Australian vision scientists today unveiled a novel way to help pilotless aircraft accurately determine their heading and orientation to the ground - by imitating how insects do it. The technology can improve the navigation, flight characteristics and safety for civil and military aircraft, as well as pilotless drones says Mr Richard Moore, a researcher at The Vision Centre and The Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland. “UAVs...

How Do Birds Avoid Crashes?
2011-10-28 04:15:45

The secret of how birds zip flawlessly through narrow spaces without crashing into obstacles has been unlocked by Australian scientists. Their discovery could be used to design ℠bird-safe´ buildings and windmills, and improve the versatility of pilotless aircraft. Researchers at The Vision Centre have found that birds weave rapidly and safely through dense forests and narrow corridors by using their eyes to sense the speed of background image flow on both sides and adjust...

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2011-08-16 12:50:00

Experts say that an hour spent watching television shortens a viewer's life by 22 minutes. Researchers say watching too much TV is as dangerous as smoking or being overweight, and that the "ubiquitous sedentary behavior" should be seen as a "public health problem." Experts from the University of Queensland, Australia, wrote in the British Journal of Sports Medicine: "TV viewing time may have adverse health consequences that rival those of lack of physical activity, obesity and smoking; every...

2011-08-09 05:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium Inc., the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting solutions, today announced that Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) in Queensland, Australia, has selected Meridium as the platform for its enterprise-wide APM initiative. The GLNG plant, which began construction earlier this year, is a joint venture between some of the world's largest energy providers: Santos, Australia's largest producer of natural...

2011-06-30 09:35:00

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Minerals plc (AIM: SML) is pleased to provide the following project update on its Iron Glen Tenement in Queensland, located 40km southwest of Townsville's deep sea harbour port facilities. Highlights Second phase drilling now underway with the second RC hole drilled down to 175 meters and the first diamond drill at 100 meters; Drilling program now expanded to the Lead Belly area of the tenement following the positive assay...

2011-06-16 22:38:00

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Minerals plc (AIM: SML), the Queensland based minerals exploration Company, is pleased to announce the assay results of surface chip rock sampling from the Lead Belly Prospect within the Iron Glen Project ("Iron Glen") taken 2km north west of the primary exploration area drilled in October 2010. The assay samples were taken from a mineralised skarn outcrop that was recently discovered by Strategic Minerals' exploration...

2011-06-01 00:06:52

Global companies eager to tap into Algae's potential in Australia, head to Algae World Australia in Queensland for latest updates on the robust developments and regulations on Algae investments in Australia, plus a site visit to MBD-JCU Algal R&D Facility. Queensland (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 As Australia attracts many algae fuel researchers and investors, various projects are in force in the country. Thanks to the myriad of algae activities down under, Biofuels Digest recently gave it the...


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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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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