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Flood reconstruction takes many forms

19 June 2013

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.

Geological map showing fault lines.

Piecing together Australia's past

05 July 2013

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.

Seismic recording marks first Moon walk

09 July 2013

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.

Front cover of the report showing large dump trucks.

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

17 July 2013

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.

Location of Tennant Creek on a map of Australia.

Tennant Creek shakes again

19 July 2013

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.

 Image of solar infrastructure (Image copyright ARENA 2013).

New Portal highlights Australia's prime solar locations

29 July 2013

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.

 Senator Carr and ANU Vice-chancellor Professor Ian Young.

New supercomputer sheds light on historical geographic data

31 July 2013

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.

New movie explains the importance of remote sensing

02 August 2013

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

Flyer design for Geoscience Australia’s Open Day

Come explore the wonders of geoscience

02 August 2013

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

National Science Week Logo stacked version

Geoscience Australia reaches out in National Science Week

05 August 2013

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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