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The world’s first wind farm

By Madison 0 Comment February 16, 2018

In Depth › Science Features The world’s first wind farm Towards 2000 captured the birth of modern renewable wind power in 1981. People have been harnessing the energy in the wind pretty much since since the beginning of civilisation. Using the wind to generate electricity is also not new; the first example was built in […]

You can’t trust science! Debate.

By Madison 0 Comment February 14, 2018

In Depth › Analysis and Opinion You can’t trust science! Debate. It’s not a position scientist Natalie Chapman ever thought she’d be justifying to her daughter, but an inter-school debate on the topic gave her much food for thought. By Natalie Chapman When my primary school-aged daughter asked for help arguing the case for the […]

The last huskies of Antarctica

By Madison 0 Comment February 12, 2018

In Depth › Science Features The last huskies of Antarctica These hard working and loyal dogs are no longer a part of the Antarctic landscape Australia set up its first permanent research base in Antarctica in 1954 and huskies were a vital part of the program from the very beginning. These hard working and loyal […]

Storm chasers in the Top End

By Madison 0 Comment February 10, 2018

In Depth › Science Features Storm chasers in the Top End Darwin’s infamous tropical thunderstorms are more important than you might think. Tropical storms are a crucial part of the planet’s weather system. They are one of the very few natural mechanisms capable of lifting air and moisture and dust into the stratosphere, a zone […]

How to make your coffee sing

By Madison 0 Comment February 8, 2018

News in Science How to make your coffee sing THE SOUNDS OF SCIENCE with Bernie HobbsABC (Source: Nutnarin Khetwong/iStockphoto) The sounds of science Available Formats MP3 (00:00:11; 173 Kb) There’s more to coffee than latte-art — every time you froth some milk or stir in cream, there’s a bit of physics going on. The sound […]