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When you need to confirm your age, it is easily done with a birth certificate, but in some cases, such as determining the age of rocks to assist the search for new mineral and energy resources, it requires highly sophisticated, specialised equipment.
Australia is one of three countries to formally undertake tsunami monitoring to provide advice about possible threats to Indian Ocean countries.
An aerial survey being carried out in southwest Western Australia will provide new scientific information for landholders, natural resource managers, researchers and Government agencies about the region's groundwater resources.
A recent marine survey has discovered evidence that a large coral reef once flourished around the spectacular remnant of an ancient volcano in waters off Lord Howe Island.
A new foyer display has opened featuring historical information, objects and images which highlight the significant role Geoscience Australia's predecessor organisations played in the establishment of the Australian Capital Territory.
Two new state-of-the-art x-ray instruments will allow Geoscience Australia's laboratories to continue to deliver world class geochemical analysis of a wide range of geological and environmental samples.
Much of Antarctica's geology remains hidden beneath the thick Antarctic ice cap, but our geological knowledge has recently increased following the release of a detailed map which describes some of the rare large exposures of ancient bedrock.
A large earthquake measuring 7.9 in magnitude was recorded in the Santa Cruz Islands region on 6 February 2013, triggering local tsunami warnings for the surrounding Pacific Nations.
As part of the United Nations recognition of activities which influence life on Earth, 2013 has been declared the year of the Mathematics of Planet Earth.