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Australia Unveils ASKAP Telescope
2012-10-05 21:32:55

Australia has unveiled a new $155 million telescope that could start to capture radio images as soon as Friday.

New Director General Appointed For World’s Largest Telescope Project
2012-09-05 10:00:49

The SKA Organisation Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Philip Diamond as Director General of the SKA Organisation.


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Persoonia coriacea
2014-10-22 11:50:54

Persoonia coriacea is a species of shrub plant. The species may also be referred to as the leathery-leaf persoonia. It is classified in the Lanceolata group, which is a group of 54 closely related species with similar flowers but very different foliage. Often, these species will interbreed with each other. In the case of P. coriacea, it hybridizes with P. helix. P. coriacea is a small shrub that grows up to 5 feet in height. It has hairy branches and leaves. These narrow greenish-grey...

Hakea macraeana
2014-10-06 13:31:06

Hakea macraeana is a shrub species endemic to eastern Australia. It is most commonly referred to as the Willow needlewood of Macrae's hakea. It is a member of the Proteaceae family. The species name is in reference to George Macrae, who assisted the original collector William Baeuerlen. H. macraeana is observed as a shrub or a small tree that grows in a wide array of different heights, anywhere from 4 to 35 feet tall. It possesses drooping branches and needle-like leaves. The pointy leaves...

Hakea gibbosa
2014-10-06 13:17:52

Hakea gibbosa is a shrub species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Hairy hakea or the Rock hakea. The shrubs belong to the Proteaceae family. H. gibbosa grows naturally in southeastern Australia. H. gibbosa trees may grow anywhere from 3 to 9.8 feet tall. Its thin leaves come to a sharp point and are fuzzy, covered in a thin hair layer. The species forms flower clusters, known as inflorescences. These flowers appear cream or ivory colored and consist of 2-6 individual...

Grevillea alpina
2014-10-06 12:31:17

Grevillea alpina is an Australian shrub from the family Proteaceae. It is referred to by several common names: Mountain grevillea, Alpine grevillea, and Cat's claws. G. alpina is an interesting specimen visually. There is a large variation in the form, leaves and flowers of the plant. They usually measure between 1 and 6 feet in height. Its leaves can appear linear, oblong or elliptic. They are usually around .5 to 2 centimeters long and 1.5 to 4 millimeters wide. The upper and lower...

Burrunan Dolphin, Tursiops australis
2013-09-19 11:08:29

The Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin. It can be found in two areas of Victoria, Australia. One population can be found in the Gippsland Lakes, where about 50 reside, and one in Port Phillip, where about 100 individuals reside. Haplotypes of the Burrunan dolphin have been discovered in an area extending from the Spencer Gulf waters west to St. Francis Island. Because of its low numbers, it is thought to deserve protection from the...

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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.