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New tessellation discovered News

by David, 31 August 2015 | 0 comments

If you wanted a really cool bathroom, what shape would you use for the tiles? Squares will work, or rectangles, or even hexagons. But can we use five-sided tiles?

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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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Party food database Activity

by David, 17 September 2013 | 0 comments

Several sheets of paper in a stack. they all have holes down the edge. there are three skewers going through different holes.

Trying to keep track of your recipes? Here’s a handy trick to keep things in order with a paper database. You will need A spiral bound notebook – if you can get one with thick paper, like a visual diary, this activity will be easier Skewers A pair of scissors Pens Make the database Bend…

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All the Raijin News

by Pat, 9 August 2013 | 1 comments

The Raijin supercomputer - rows of black computer processors in a large room.

Australia’s most powerful supercomputer – Raijin – has been officially launched. Imagine arming the population of Earth with calculators and setting them to work for 20 years. Raijin is so fast it could complete the same number of calculations in one hour!

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