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Super clock News

by Pat, 5 October 2012 | 0 comments

Protein crystals

A clock that lasts forever, without batteries or winding up, sounds like something from science fiction. Right now, that’s the case. But a research team led by scientists in the USA thinks it might actually to be possible to make such a device.

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Orange life jacket Activity

by Jasmine, 28 September 2012 | 0 comments

Floating orange with sink

Written by Sarah Kellett Life jackets are often orange to make them easy to spot after an accident. And orange fruit have their own life jackets, all built in!

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Make a reed switch Activity

by Mike, 14 September 2012 | 0 comments

Split pin on a table

Attracted to doing some hands-on science? Why not use a magnet to create a ‘reed switch’?

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2012 Eureka Prizes announced News

by Pat, 6 September 2012 | 0 comments

Rip currents at a beach

What do the electromagnetic force, rip currents, humpback whales and lizards have in common? They are just some of the subjects of work that won Eureka Prizes this year.

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Gnome takes on weighty science issue News

by Jasmine, 4 September 2012 | 2 comments

Gnome on a boat on the water

Written by Alice Ryder A gnome‑madic garden gnome named Kern is travelling around the world – from Sydney to Antarctica, to a research laboratory two kilometres underground – to help measure a quirk in the science of gravity.

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Build your own International Space Station Activity

by Jasmine, 17 August 2012 | 33 comments

A paper model of a space station.

Get ready to build your own paper model of the International Space Station (ISS).

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Australia dishes news of Mars landing News

by Jasmine, 10 August 2012 | 0 comments

Artist's impression of Curiosity landing on Mars.

Written by Sarah Kellett When the rover Curiosity landed on Mars on 6 August (AEST), Australia was listening. Between hitting the atmosphere and landing safely, there were ‘seven minutes of terror’. Then, mission scientists heard the good news.

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Fermions, bosons and Higgs – oh my! News

by Pat, 13 July 2012 | 0 comments

Diagram representing the subatomic collisions that may have revealed the existence of the Higgs Boson.

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have confirmed the discovery of a particle with properties that match those of the Higgs boson. The announcement has created a lot of excitement – why all the fuss?

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New elements given names News

by Pat, 8 June 2012 | 0 comments

Artist's impression of colliding nuclei.

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recently announced new names for two recently discovered elements: flerovium and livermorium.

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Australia shares SKA News

by Pat, 1 June 2012 | 0 comments

3 radio telescope dishes.

The starlight that we see at night is only a fraction of what is out there. Stars and galaxies don’t just emit visible light but a range of electromagnetic radiation, including UV radiation, X-rays and radio waves. Most of this radiation is invisible to humans.

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