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 Senator Carr and ANU Vice-chancellor Professor Ian Young.

New supercomputer sheds light on historical geographic data

31/07/2013

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.


 Image of solar infrastructure (Image copyright ARENA 2013).

New Portal highlights Australia's prime solar locations

29/07/2013

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.


Location of Tennant Creek on a map of Australia.

Tennant Creek shakes again

19/07/2013

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.


Front cover of the report showing large dump trucks.

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

17/07/2013

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.


Seismic recording marks first Moon walk

09/07/2013

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.


Geological map showing fault lines.

Piecing together Australia's past

05/07/2013

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.


Flood reconstruction takes many forms

19/06/2013

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.




Map of Australia indicating areas for offshore petroleum acreage release

2013 Acreage Release provides opportunities in underexplored regions

28/05/2013

The Minister for Resources and Energy Gary Gray has released new offshore petroleum exploration areas at the annual Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference in Brisbane.



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