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2014-02-27 12:31:04

LONDON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Public Safety LTE Market 2012-2016 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Public Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) market to grow at a CAGR of 18.6 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is LTE's ability to provide broadband data applications. The Global Public Safety LTE Market has also been witnessing the continued...

NASA Tracks System 94S Over Western Australia
2014-01-17 13:47:29

NASA NASA's Terra satellite saw the System 94S, a tropical low, still holding together as it continued moving inland from the Northern Territory into Western Australia today, January 17. The tropical low pressure system known as System 94S took a more southern route than previously expected and moved into Western Australia today, January 17. System 94S is now expected to continue moving in a southerly direction according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology or ABM. The MODIS or...

2014-01-01 23:01:39

In response to an article published by Mashable, fishbat, an award-winning online marketing firm, applauds Western Africa for implementing a warning system that uses Twitter to alert people of sharks wandering close to shore. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 fishbat, an award-winning online marketing firm, responds to an article published by Mashable on December 29, which discusses how Western Australia is using Twitter as an alert system to notify beachgoers of sharks wandering close...

Tropical Cyclone Alessia Forms, Threatens Western Australia
2013-11-22 12:31:00

NASA The low pressure area previously known as System 90S has continued organizing and consolidating and infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite helped confirm its strengthening into Cyclone Alessia in the Southern Indian Ocean. Alessia formed off of Western Australia's Kimberley coast and the first Cyclone Warnings and Watches of the season are now in effect. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument called MODIS that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a...

2013-11-13 23:00:18

Advocate of childhood safety, Florence Parry, shares tips for accident prevention. Perth, Australia (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 According to the United States Nationwide Children’s Hospital study, falling TVs send children to the emergency room every 30 minutes. Retired executive officer of the National Safety Council of Western Australia, Florence Parry asks: how can we make our children safer? In her new book “Great Grandma’s Guidelines to Prevent Childhood Accidents”, Parry...

2013-10-01 12:23:38

JOHANNESBURG, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the Granny Smith, Lawlers and Darlot gold mines (collectively the Yilgarn South Assets) in Western Australia, from Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick). Gold Fields acquired the assets for a total net consideration of US$270 million after adjustments for working capital, mine capital and employee...

Western Australian State Government Invests $26M In Astronomy And The Square Kilometre Array
2013-08-16 17:13:42

ICRAR The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), based in Perth, Western Australia has been extended for another five years thanks to a $26M investment announced by WA Premier Colin Barnett today. The $26M from the Western Australian State Government will allow ICRAR’s local activities in science and with industry to continue, but will also expand the high tech and scientific capabilities of the State. A joint venture between Curtin University and The University of...

Shark-Repellant Wetsuits Developed in Australia
2013-07-20 05:26:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) Oceans Institute have joined forces with a commercial firm to develop what are being hailed as the world's first anti-shark wetsuits. In response to a growing number of shark sightings and attacks in Australia and around the world, UWA Associate Professor Nathan Hart and Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin joined forces with designers from Shark Attack Mitigation Systems...

2013-07-12 08:24:59

Increased Australian demand for MRO optimization solutions met by Oniqua's Perth presence BRISBANE, Australia, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oniqua MRO Analytics (www.oniqua.com), the leading provider of analytics-based MRO optimization solutions for asset-intensive industries, today announced it has expanded its footprint in Australia to support local and regional customers facing ongoing MRO-related challenges in dynamic markets. (Logo:...

2013-06-06 12:22:15

Ford and Doonan Air Conditioning Announce Co-operative with Brivis and Alinta Gas to Supply and Install Central Ducted Gas Heating PERTH, Western Australia, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ford and Doonan Air Conditioning are pleased to announce that they have entered into a co-operative partnership with Brivis and Alinta Gas this winter to supply and install central ducted gas heating. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130606/CG27573) Central ducted gas heating is a...


Latest Western Australia Reference Libraries

Banded Hare-wallaby, Lagostrophus fasciatus
2013-01-18 12:32:02

Image Caption: Banded Hare-wallaby. Credit: John Gould, F.R.S., Mammals of Australia, Vol. II Plate 60, London, 1863 / Wikipedia The banded hare-wallaby (Lagostrophus fasciatus), also known as a mernine, is a marsupial that can natively be found on the islands of Dorre and Bernier, off the coast of Western Australia. One small population has been introduced onto Faure Island, which appears to be growing in size. This species holds two recognized subspecies. The banded hare-wallaby can...

Reef Manta Ray, Manta alfredi
2012-12-29 11:15:17

The reef manta ray is found in shallow coastal waters around the Indo-West Pacific, The Red Sea, South Africa, Thailand and Western Australia. It can also be found around the southern islands of Japan and from Eastern Australia to French Polynesia, including the Hawaiian Islands. It will normally stay within a few miles of the shoreline around coral and rocky reef areas. The reef manta ray is the second largest of the ray family, reaching a maximum length of up to 16.4 feet and maximum...

Quokka, Setonix brachyurus
2012-10-27 16:53:56

The quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is the sole member of its genus, Setonix, and is a marsupial in the macropod family. It is native to Australia, holding a fragmented range that includes coastal islands like Bald Island and Rottnest Island. There is a small population in continental Australia located in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve. On Rottnest Island, its preferred habitat includes areas in cultivated gardens to semiarid scrublands. The quokka was first discovered by Europeans, and in 1696,...

Northern Nail-tail Wallaby, Onychogalea unguifera
2012-10-27 14:47:26

The northern nail-tail wallaby (Onychogalea unguifera) is a marsupial that is also known as the sandy nail-tail wallaby. It can be found in Western Australia, Queensland, Australia, and the Northern Territory. It prefers a habitat with clay and softer soils in open woodlands or tussocks, or in shrub lands with limited tree vegetation. It can also be found in coastal areas with little vegetation. The northern nail-tail wallaby is the largest species within its genus, and is light tan in color,...

White-winged Fairy-wren, Malurus leucopterus
2009-07-17 11:00:21

The White-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus leucopterus) is a unique species of passerine bird in the Maluridae family. This bird can be found from the middle of Queensland and South Australia to the other side of Western Australia. Similar to other fairy-wrens, males express a strong intensity of sexual dimorphism and feathers change to shining colors during breeding season. The female is the smaller of the two and has a sandy-brown body with soft-blue tail feathers. The male's feathers change...

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