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Australian Dingo Found To Be A Distinct Species
2014-04-02 07:05:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When I think of a dingo, I think of a sad scene in the Tom Selleck movie, "Quigley Down Under" where the dingoes are attacking and Cora has to decide if she will repeat her mistakes, or let the aboriginal child cry. Like many of you, I'm sure, I considered them to be just another version of a coyote, no different from any other. A new study from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Sydney, however, reveals...

2014-01-20 08:21:26

LONDON, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "human computer" known as the Sports Trading Club golf savant has betting exchanges running scared and shaking in their pants after again successfully predicting Zach Johnson at 12-1 the winner of a PGA tour event. Zach Johnson won the Tournament of Champions after rolling in seven birdies en route to a bogey-free 66 in the final round at Kapalua Resort. The 37-year-old American tied Billy Horschel for the low round of...

2013-09-24 08:28:20

LONDON, September 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth time in as many months, the "human computer" known as the Sports Trading Club golf savant has successfully predicted the winner of a PGA tour event, this time the 48-1 outsider Zach Johnson in the BMW Championship. Johnson, a 37-year-old American, fired a final-round 65 to finish 72 holes on 16-under par 268, two strokes ahead of countryman Nick Watney, who closed with a 64, with Furyk another shot adrift after a...

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...

2013-08-21 08:29:09

Strong client endorsement of the move to bring more flexible and secure options for desktop, mobile and cloud computing environments NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced it has expanded its global collaboration with Citrix in a move to accelerate momentum and broaden scope across its solutions and services for client computing, cloud, networking, data center and enterprise mobility. The...

2013-08-01 16:31:37

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD) today announced record revenue and income for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 was $414.6 million, an 11% increase (also an 11% increase on a constant currency basis) over the quarter ended June 30, 2012. For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, GAAP income from operations was $86.2 million, while GAAP net income was $73.0 million or $0.50 per diluted share. These results were...

2013-05-13 16:27:59

SYDNEY, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Sydney and ResMed Limited today announced a new partnership that includes significant and long-term funding of research at the University, ultimately benefitting the hundreds of millions of sufferers of sleep-disordered breathing worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100203/RESMEDLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130513/LA12842LOGO) Under an agreement recently reached between the parties, ResMed Limited...

Aspirin Use Linked To Elderly Vision Loss
2013-01-22 04:57:38

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Sydney, Australia recently found that there is a relationship between regular aspirin use and elevated risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In particular, aspirin is a commonly used medication that has been used to help prevent cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and ischemic stroke. Regular aspirin use has been stated as use at least once or more during the week. AMD, on the...

2012-11-15 12:30:16

SYDNEY, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A multi-million-dollar contract with the United States Government will see a team of computer scientists from NICTA, Australia's Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence, develop a new breed of software to protect the critical systems in unmanned vehicles from cyber attack. A consortium, led by Rockwell Collins with NICTA as a core member, won the 4.5-year, US$18 million project with the US Defense Advanced Research...

Color Blindness Linked To Eye Cells Not Brain
2012-09-20 15:52:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past few years, several advances have been made in the field of ocular health.  Much of the research in color vision deficiencies has been conducted in Australia by researchers at The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney. Only a few months back, a major leap forward was achieved in the area of cortical color blindness caused by a traumatic brain injury. That study, like most others, focused on searching the...