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RADIO astronomers vying for the $3 billion Square Kilometre Array have achieved “first light” in remote pastoral country near Meekatharra in WA’s Mid-West.ASKAP_Feb2010_IMG_1371_web_cropped

 

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As part of an effective early warning system to diminish the potential of major tsunami,the Bureau of Meteorology(BOM)uses a series of deep ocean tsunami detection buoys to confirm the existence of the many tsunami generated by undersea earthquakes.detection_buoys_img_1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Fisheries & Water

ALTHOUGH genetically modified canola can now be grown in Western Australia, it still needs to be carefully managed according Curtin researchers James Fisher and Peter Tozer.canola_copy_copy

 

Published in Health & Medicine

THE fossilised tooth pictured here belonged to a juvenile shark that grew up to 14m long, weighed 20 tonnes and snacked on baleen whales.shktooth

 

A UNIQUE CSIRO project is using Western Australian supercomputers to advance coal mining on an international scale for both the industry and the environment.coal

Published in Industry & Resources

ABORIGINAL astronomy offers a way for scientists to better understand the depth and richness of one of the world’s oldest stargazing cultures, according to CSIRO astrophysicist Ray Norris.indigart

 

USING more natural gas instead of coal to produce electricity would be a simple way of reducing Australia’s greenhouse emissions by some five percent, according to WA Premier Colin Barnett.

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