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2010-12-27 09:20:00

Flood warnings issued in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia, bring with them concerns over the proliferation of crocodiles, officials told the AFP on Monday. According to Malcom Brown of the Sydney Morning Herald, flood warnings were issued for 14 rivers in New South Wales on Sunday as rain continued in the region. The areas affected are Bathurst, Brewarrina, Canowindra, Carinda, Carrathool, Condobolin, Deniliquin, Dubbo, Enngonia, Eugowra, Hay, Hillston, Mungindi, Narromine, Tamworth,...

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2010-12-02 09:54:33

Australian scientists have developed a novel autopilot that guides aircraft through complex aerobatic maneuvers by watching the horizon like a honey bee. Allowing aircraft to quickly sense which way is "Ëœup' by imitating how honeybees see, engineers and researchers at The Vision Centre, The Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland have made it possible for planes to guide themselves through...

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2010-11-02 09:35:00

Forcing food manufacturers to reduce the amount of salt used in their products could be vastly more effective than the voluntary limits currently used in the industry, a team of Australian researchers claims in a new study. The experts, led by Linda Cobiac of the University of Queensland's School of Population Health, focused much of their research on 'Tick'--an Australian program that allows food producers to reduce salt and purchase a special endorsement logo for use on their packaging,...

2010-10-19 16:12:34

Survival rates of the world's most common cancer might soon be increased with a new vitamin E treatment which could significantly reduce tumour regrowth. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) prostate cancer researchers are leading the fight against a disease which kills 3000 Australian men a year. Dr Patrick Ling, whose research will be a centrepiece of the new $354 million Translational Research Institute (TRI) when it opens in Brisbane, is leading a team of researchers who have...

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2010-09-29 12:45:00

A recently publsihed study reports that over a third of mammal species considered extinct or missing have been rediscovered, and a lot of effort is wasted in trying to find species that have no chance of being found again. According to the United Nations, species face an accelerated rate of extinction because of pollution, climate change, habitat loss and hunting, and that this rate of loss is putting ecosystems and economies at even greater risk. Researchers at the University of Queensland...

2010-09-22 01:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE-Amex: END) (LSE: ENDV) announced today that John G. Williams, executive vice president - exploration, will retire effective September 30, 2010. Since joining Endeavour in 2007, he has been a member of the company's executive committee assigned to the company's London office as head of exploration. He will continue his association with the company in a consulting capacity throughout the remainder of the...

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2010-09-15 12:28:51

Researchers said that an Australian plant fed through Facebook fans has helped prove the saying "killing with kindness." A plant called "Meet Eater" is watered when Facebook users become fans and post on its wall.  The project is being performed at Queensland state library, which hopes to explore the emotions involved in using social media. Bashkim Isai, the creator of the project, said he wanted to see whether people could care enough about a plant seen on Facebook to keep it living....

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2010-07-16 06:25:00

Australian scientists have found strange prehistoric sea life several hundreds of feet below the Great Barrier Reef, during a first-of-its-kind mission to document species under threat from warming of the world's oceans. Remote controlled cameras located at Osprey Reef, northwest of the Great Barrier Reef, have captured astonishing images of ancient sharks, giant oil fish, masses of crustaceans and a primitive shell-dwelling squid species known as the Nautilus. Lead researcher Justin...

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2010-07-09 08:00:00

The remains of a strange, prehistoric saber-tooth cat have been unearthed in an ancient former rainforest in Australia, scientists said Thursday. Paleontologist Henk Godthelp, who led the discovery, said this is the first time the carnivore had been seen in Australia. He called the find an exciting and unique discovery. The animal is "sort of like a native cat with a broad flattish head with large canines," said Godthelp. "It's an animal we don't think we've seen before up at Riversleigh so...

2010-06-25 07:00:00

CHANGZHOU, China, June 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced that it is expected to supply PV modules to the University of Queensland ("UQ") St Lucia campus in Brisbane, Australia, to be used for a 1.2 MW solar system which will be installed on the rooftops of four university...


Latest Queensland Reference Libraries

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...

2012-06-14 10:02:09

Symbol: SEPUP3 Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    I Synonyms:   PAPU7 Panicum pumilum auct. non Poir.     SEGLP2 Setaria glauca (L.) P. Beauv. var. pallidefusca (Schumach.) T. Koyama     SEGLP Setaria glauca (L.) P. Beauv. var. pallidifusca (Schumach.) T. Koyama, orth. var.     SEPA18 Setaria pallidefusca (Schumach.) Stapf & C.E. Hubbard     SEPA82...

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