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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 managers,...

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.

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2011-05-24 09:35:00

Researchers are developing a language specifically for robots to help them navigate and improve themselves.

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2011-05-17 06:10:00

As adults age, they tend to make more and more errors while driving, potentially dangerous mistakes, even if they are otherwise healthy adults with lifelong safe driving records.

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2011-04-14 14:50:00

According to an Australian study, every year a new song spreads among the male humpback whales.

2011-04-13 02:00:00

MELBOURNE, Australia and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AREVA Solar has been awarded a major contract to install a 44 megawatt solar thermal augmentation project at a 750 megawatt coal-fired power station in Queensland, Australia, representing the largest solar project in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's largest solar/coal-fired power augmentation project.

2011-04-04 07:05:00

QUEENSLAND, Australia, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This will be the focus of presentations at major International Science conferences throughout 2011.

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2011-03-28 09:55:00

North Queensland’s third annual Toad Day Out has locals in Townsville, Charters Towers and Cairns hunting for the much hated cane toad.

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2011-03-10 11:31:52

A team of researchers are attempting to uncover the precise details of how kangaroos bounce.

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2011-03-10 09:43:43

Reports this week that celebrities are earning up to $10,000 per tweet on Micro-blogging site Twitter has caught the attention of ordinary social media users who are now asking how they can make money too.


Latest Queensland Reference Libraries

Orites excelsus
2014-10-13 13:23:35

Orites excelsus is a species of rainforest tree. The species may also be referred to as the Prickly ash, the Mountain silky oak or the White beefwood. This tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. O. excelsus can be found in New South Wales and southeast Queensland. Orites excelsus will typically grow to approximately 100 feet tall. Its trunk is thick with grey or brown bark. Mature leaves become simple and smooth measuring 1.6-7.4 inches and .6-1.8 inches wide. Young leaves are covered...

Alloxylon flammeum
2014-10-07 11:11:50

Alloxylon flammeum is a tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Queensland tree waratah or the Red silky oak. The medium-sized tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. A. flammeum may be found in northeastern Australia. Alloxylon flammeum can grow nearly 108 feet tall, although when cultivated it remains approximately 35 feet tall. The tree possesses a grey to brown bark and shiny, green leaves. The plant’s leaves typically measure 7.2 inches long. Between...

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...

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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'.