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Little penguins team up News

by David, 22 August 2014 | 0 comments

Little penguins

Written by Sarah Kellett Little penguins spend their days finding food at sea. With the help of location-tracking devices, researchers have found out that the smallest species of penguin tends to travel the sea in groups, and may dive at the same time while hunting fish.

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Ebola outbreak News

by David, 15 August 2014 | 1 comments

High biosecurity research

Written by Sarah Kellett The largest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded is happening in West Africa. Since February this year, more than 1000 people have been killed by the Ebola virus. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

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Feeling chirpy? News

by Jasmine, 14 August 2014 | 0 comments

Illustrated man catching Twitter birds with a net.

Written by Beth Askham Emotions can run high in the twitterverse. Tweets about feelings can now be mapped to find the mood of a city, nation or area. An online tool called We Feel, developed by CSIRO researchers, scans up to 32 000 tweets per minute. It recognises a range of words to judge how…

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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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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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Pollution solutions News

by Jasmine, 20 June 2014 | 1 comments

Water in mine

Written by Sarah Kellett Humans produce a lot of waste, from flushing toilets to mining metals, like the copper in electrical wires that power computers, phones and tablets. To clean up our act, a new way to purify contaminated wastewater from mines has been developed by CSIRO scientists.

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Light’s whispers News

by Jasmine, 13 June 2014 | 0 comments

Light thermometer

Written by Sarah Kellett A whispering gallery of light has made the world’s most sensitive thermometer yet.

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Art and science News

by Jasmine, 23 May 2014 | 2 comments

Illustration of bacteria

Written by Sarah Kellett The eyes have it. Bright, colourful butterflies and birds easily catch our attention. But to visualise bacteria, we need to get creative, and combine art and science.

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Mini microscope News

by David, 2 May 2014 | 0 comments

Light focuses into bright spots through two drops of polymer

Written by Sarah Kellett You can now turn your phone camera into a microscope with a rubbery lens the size of a lentil. Costing only a cent, it could help track skin diseases and farming pests.

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