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Torus maze Activity

by David, 12 August 2014 | 0 comments

Someone has drawn a line to a square marked finish.

You’ve seen mazes on paper, you may even have explored big mazes on foot. But this maze has a geometric twist – it’s on the surface of a donut. This is a torus maze!

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Star power on Earth News

by David, 8 August 2014 | 1 comments

Plama research facility

Written by Sarah Kellett Can we power our homes with the process that powers stars? Nuclear fusion offers to do just that, and scientists are looking for ways to harness this energy with experiments that run hotter than the Sun.

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Getting ahead in bread News

by David, 1 August 2014 | 0 comments

Wheat

Written by Sarah Kellett Wheat is Australia’s main winter crop. Sown in autumn and harvested in spring or summer, it provides us with flour to make our daily bread. We eat wheat as toast with vegemite, or sandwiches for lunch. But wheat is not for everyone

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Prefix Quiz Quiz

by David, 29 July 2014 | 0 comments

An octopus showing off its legs.

Many words have secret numbers hidden within! Discover them with this pair of quizzes. You can download a printable PDF quiz here.

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Bioprinting blood vessels News

by David, 25 July 2014 | 0 comments

Written by Sarah Kellett 3D printers can create toys, bicycle parts and models of dinosaur bones. Bioprinters are 3D printers with a difference. They can actually print structures containing living cells, the same kind of cells that make up the human body!

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Gold test for diabetes News

by David, 18 July 2014 | 0 comments

Structure of insulin

Written by Sarah Kellett Researchers have made a cheap and rapid new test to diagnose type 1 diabetes using a gold-studded glass chip.

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Make a snowflake! Activity

by David, 15 July 2014 | 0 comments

Someoen is cutting shapes out of a tirangle of paper.

It’s a classic! Grab a pair of scissors and explore symmetry with this snowflake activity. Plus, we’ll let you in on the hexagonal secret to making them look really real.

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Australia’s largest Aboriginal ochre mine News

by David, 11 July 2014 | 0 comments

Brendan Hamlett at Yallabilli Mindi

Written by Sarah Kellett It’s National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week. What better time to celebrate a shared research project between the Wajarri people and the University of Western Australia! Australia’s largest Aboriginal ochre mine is Wilgie Mia, in Wajarri Yamatji country far north of Perth. It is an incredibly important cultural…

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Lionfish hunting party News

by David, 4 July 2014 | 0 comments

Lionfish

Written by Sarah Kellett In the warm tropical ocean around the Great Barrier Reef, the lionfish hunts. Venomous fins fan out to trap a school of smaller fish. The little fish look for an escape. But this lionfish is not hunting alone.

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Round cubic decoration Activity

by David, 1 July 2014 | 0 comments

A solid shape made of cones

Cones are kinda round, but put them together right and you can make a cubic decoration. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, it’s really simple and really fun!

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