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Cool collections News

by Andrew Wright, 16 May 2014 | 0 comments

3D models of insects above the actual insect specimen.

This Sunday, 18 May 2014, is International Museum Day. To celebrate, we’re taking a look at the Australian National Biological Collections managed by CSIRO, which are being unlocked for digital access by community.

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Binary for beginners Activity

by David, 14 January 2014 | 3 comments

111B + 110B = 1101B

Binary is a way of writing numbers using two digits, typically represented by 1 and 0. It takes some practice to be able to read binary, but it’s the basis of how almost all computers do arithmetic!

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Decoding binary numbers Activity

by David, 13 January 2014 | 4 comments

Zeroes and ones on a blue and green background. ©iStock.com\ivanastar

Written by Gabrielle Tramby In this activity you’ll do maths like a computer. It’s a bit tricky, so younger readers may want to read the ‘What’s Happening?’ section first.

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Short stroll to 3D maps News

by Pat, 27 September 2013 | 0 comments

Three people looking at a 3D map of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Look around the room you’re in now. Imagine trying to accurately map out the details in the room. Now consider trying to map out the entire building. It sounds time consuming, but Zebedee technology can map whole buildings in minutes.

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More bumps means more bytes News

by Pat, 28 June 2013 | 0 comments

Laser beam shining on a DVD.

DVDs are a useful, reliable and relatively cheap way of storing information. Australian researchers have recently developed a technique to massively increase a DVD’s storage capacity.

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Bushfire season News

by Pat, 18 January 2013 | 3 comments

Satellite image showing smoke from bushfires over south-eastern Australia.

Last week in Science by Email we looked at the heatwave that has affected much of Australia. In this country, where heatwaves go, bushfires often follow.

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