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2014-04-10 23:23:41

Bricks 4 Kidz® rolls out the first Master Franchise in New South Wales, with plans for 50 sub-franchises. The award-winning concepts of Creative Learning Corporation are now in 26 countries, with over 520 franchises globally. St. Augustine, Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce its first...

2014-03-21 16:22:33

LA Dodgers and AZ Diamondbacks Enjoy the Best of Sydney in Lead Up to Opening Series SYDNEY, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney, Australia welcomed Major League Baseball stars from the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers this week, ahead of this weekend's historic MLB Opening Series at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140321/NY88510-a The players took time out of their preparation for the games to enjoy the best of Sydney. The Los...

2014-02-23 04:20:19

SYDNEY, Feb. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of couples have danced on the forecourt of Sydney Opera House today in a specially choreographed Strictly Sydney moment. This event, under the direction of international celebrity, Baz Luhrmann, celebrates the forthcoming opening of Strictly Ballroom The Musical with previews from 25 March. Strictly Ballroom The Musical is exclusive to Sydney, secured by Destination NSW, the lead Government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism...

Global Surface Warming Stalled By Pacific Trade Winds - For Now
2014-02-10 10:32:18

University of New South Wales The strongest trade winds have driven more of the heat from global warming into the oceans; but when those winds slow, that heat will rapidly return to the atmosphere causing an abrupt rise in global average temperatures Heat stored in the western Pacific Ocean caused by an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds appears to be largely responsible for the hiatus in surface warming observed over the past 13 years. New research published...

Seaweed Transplant Gives Bald Reef New Growth
2014-01-14 09:15:59

University of New South Wales Marine ecologists in Sydney have successfully restored a once thriving seaweed species, which vanished along a stretch of the city's coastline during the 1970s and 80s during high levels of sewage outfalls. A team of researchers from UNSW, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and the NSW Department of Primary Industries has transplanted fertile specimens of the missing crayweed (Phyllospora comosa) onto two barren reef sites where it once grew abundantly....

2013-09-19 08:21:28

The University of New South Wales Sunswift Solar Racing team uses the Volta Racer and eVe to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers! SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The internationally recognized Sunswift solar car racing program (http://www.sunswift.com) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia recently debuted their revolutionary new solar racer "eVe". The eVe not only inspires with its stunning design but also demonstrates...

Southern Ocean Sampling Shows Travels Of Marine Microbes
2013-09-18 12:55:33

University of New South Wales By collecting water samples up to six kilometers below the surface of the Southern Ocean, UNSW researchers have shown for the first time the impact of ocean currents on the distribution and abundance of marine micro-organisms. The sampling was the deepest ever undertaken from the Australian icebreaker, RSV Aurora Australis. Microbes are so tiny they are invisible to the naked eye, but they are vital to sustaining life on earth, producing most of the...

2013-09-03 10:39:16

The amount of raw materials needed to sustain the economies of developed countries is significantly greater than presently used indicators suggest, a new Australian study has revealed. Using a new modelling tool and more comprehensive indicators, researchers were able to map the flow of raw materials across the world economy with unprecedented accuracy to determine the true "material footprint" of 186 countries over a two-decade period (from 1990 to 2008). The study, involving...

2013-07-31 23:27:28

Sydney’s new Opal smart card for public transport reached another major milestone, with more than 10,000 cards issued since customer trials began by Transport for New South Wales and Cubic Transportation Systems. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Sydney’s new Opal smart card for public transport reached another major milestone, with more than 10,000 cards issued since customer trials began by Transport for New South Wales and Cubic Transportation Systems. The new system, being...

2013-07-25 14:21:53

The human papillomavirus (HPV) triples the risk of people developing yet another cancer, oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), according to research led by University of New South Wales (UNSW) academics. In addition to causing cervical, anal and genital cancers, HPV has more recently been found to cause some head and neck cancers. "One of the main issues is this form of oesophageal cancer is usually diagnosed quite late and so has a very high mortality," says the first author of...


Latest South Wales Reference Libraries

Burrawang, Macrozamia communis
2014-01-31 08:51:17

Macrozamia communis is a type of Australian cycad plant. The species is located on the coast of New South Wales. It is commonly known as the Burrawang. Its common name is derived from the Daruk Australian Aboriginal Language. This name is often applied to other species of Macrozamia. M. communis normally has an un-branched trunk, cycad plants branch very rarely. The species has dark green colored leaves which become dull with age. This plant has separate male and female specimens that are...

Littlejohn’s Tree Frog, Litoria littlejohni
2013-10-09 12:26:27

The Littlejohn’s Tree Frog (Litoria littlejohni), known also as the Heath Frog or the Orange-Bellied Tree Frog, is a species of tree frog that is native to eastern Australia from Wyong, New South Wales, to Buchan, Victoria. Measuring about 60 millimeters in length, this frog is of medium size. It is usually brown or grey-brown on the dorsal surface with many scattered darker colored flecks and spots. Often, a faint darker patch is featured on the back. A dark line extends from behind the...

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