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Geoscience Australia reaches out in National Science Week


There will be more to Geoscience Australia's National Science Week activities than just our Open Day, with several public lectures by our scientists taking place across Canberra.

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Come explore the wonders of geoscience


Come and explore the wonders of geoscience when Geoscience Australia hosts its annual Open Day on Sunday 18 August.

New movie explains the importance of remote sensing


Geoscience Australia has produced a short movie highlighting the importance of remote sensing to the geosciences and to society.

 Senator Carr and ANU Vice-chancellor Professor Ian Young.

New supercomputer sheds light on historical geographic data


Australia's highest performance supercomputer was officially booted up at today's opening of the National Computational Infrastructure high performance computing centre at the Australian National University.

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New Portal highlights Australia's prime solar locations


Companies looking to invest in large-scale solar power plants can now locate Australia's prime solar resource development areas via a new online Portal announced by the Minister for Resources and Energy Gary Gray.

Location of Tennant Creek on a map of Australia.

Tennant Creek shakes again


Tennant Creek residents were sent to bed last night with a shake as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit approximately 30 kilometres southwest of the township.

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New report highlights Australia's potential to help meet global demand for critical commodities


Australia has the potential to play a major role in meeting global demand for commodities used in the production of high-tech devices such as smart phones and flat screen televisions, as well as renewable energy and low-emissions technologies like wind power and electric cars, according to a report released today by the Minister for Resources and Energy Gary Gray.

Seismic recording marks first Moon walk


When Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin were enjoying the special experience of being the first humans to wander on the surface of the Moon in July 1969, they were also creating something unique - the first lunar seismic event registered on Earth.

Geological map showing fault lines.

Piecing together Australia's past


A new study by Australian and British researchers provides new understanding on how the Australian, Indian and Antarctic tectonic plates fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle 165 million years ago.

Flood reconstruction takes many forms


A recent survey in parts of Brisbane and Ipswich has revealed that extensive reconstruction and redevelopment has taken place in the wake of the devastating floods which hit the two centres in 2011.

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