Transforming data from pointless to practical

What could you be doing with your data? Many companies invest in collecting data, but to what end? Today, data is being amassed at ever-increasing rates by governments, multinational corporations,

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LEGO Plants Now Made From Real Plants

If you’ve shopped for LEGO recently you may have noticed the super cool Vestas Wind Turbine. We’re big fans (#dadjoke) not only because it includes a little motor to simulate

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New Analysis Compares Global Warming to Atomic Bombs

You’ve most likely seen the grainy, black and white World War II era footage of atomic bombs exploding. The immense power with the ominous mushroom cloud filling the entire sky.

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Commuting Cyclists Avoid Toxic Air From Traffic

Commuting by bicycle is already our favourite way to get around. You might occasionally break a sweat because you’re actually burning calories but more importantly you’re also minimising your carbon

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Tackling the divide between girls and STEM

What’s needed to inspire better involvement? Despite increased attention on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning, studies continue to show that only a small portion of girls and women

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How to recycle batteries

Batteries are everywhere, phones, computers, remote controls, cars, and portable speakers but 70 percent of the batteries sold in Australia are single-use and end up in landfill. In an effort

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Recycling Now Pays in Queensland

On November 1, Queensland’s Containers for Change scheme officially kicked off, with residents now able to exchange plastic drink containers, beer bottles and aluminium cans for 10¢ each. The program is

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UQ Supports Coral Reefs With 24 Hour Dive

Have you ever timed how long you could stay underwater? Does an hour sound impressive? How about 24 hours? That’s exactly what a team of divers from UQ are aiming

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Germany Gets Hydrogen Trains

In the North of Germany, bona fide hydrogen-powered trains are about to put the cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde, and Buxtehude on the map. The Coradia iLint trains are the

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New Google Tool Can Measure Emissions in Melbourne

The great minds at Google have created yet another experimental tool and this one is particularly cool. Environmental Insights Explorer is a web application that can provide a variety of

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