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Renew Economy Friday, March 17, 2017 - 13:30 Source

Seawater Hydro could potentially help South Australia resolve its highly publicised energy problems.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 17, 2017 - 13:25 Source

Continued surge in NSW wholesale electricity costs could provide even more incentive for rooftop solar and storage.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 17, 2017 - 13:24 Source

350.org Australia today announced the launch of a #StopAdani Roadshow.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 17, 2017 - 13:24 Source

Finkel says other countries “well advanced” on energy policy, technology reform, as many of 360 submissions plea for bipartisan approach.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:54 Source

The Budget Blueprint would cut more than 50 programs from the EPA, including Obama's Clean Power Plan.

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En Passant Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:49 Source


 

Newly elected Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus was right to say we should break unjust laws, and I know exactly which one to start with – Labor’s Fair Work regime.

To read the whole article in Independent Australia click here.

 

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Renew Economy Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:29 Source

It took a couple of tweets, and at least one one-hour long phone call, but it seems pretty clear that Tesla founder, CEO and billionaire Elon Musk has helped turn the debate around energy policy in Australia on its head.

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Renew Economy Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:00 Source

S.A. government has its eyes on installing five world-first gas plus battery units - each with 50MW of gas power and 10MW of battery storage - across the state.

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xkcd.com Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:00 Source

'So we just have a steady flow of metal piling up in our server room? Isn't that a problem?' 'Yeah, you should bring that up at our next bismuth meeting.'

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Rational Radical Friday, March 17, 2017 - 10:43 Source

Cross-posted from The New Daily

Matt Ellis, 34, a Melbourne software engineer, is pleading with his fellow Australians to oppose the government’s idea of allowing home buyers to tap into their superannuation.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is actively considering the … Read more

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Popular Science Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:56 Source

When Leigh Orf, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, strives to unravel the mysteries of tornado formation, he needs something way bigger than a laptop. Phenomena like the huge, supercell thunderstorms he studies involve such vast amounts of data, only a supercomputer will do.

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Popular Science Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:56 Source

One morning, in a hospital in the Czech Republic, a 69-year-old man died of heart disease. An hour later, as nurses were preparing to move his body down to the lab for autopsy, they noticed his skin was unusually warm. After calling the doctor back to make sure the man was really dead (he was), they took his temperature. At 1.5 hours after death, the body was 104 degrees Fahrenheit—about five degrees hotter than it was before he died, even though the hospital room was kept at about 68 degrees.

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Popular Science Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:56 Source

Exercise is hard. That should go without saying, but it's worth acknowledging. It's difficult enough to instill a new habit without all the things that make exercise uniquely unpleasant at first. You generally have to go to a crowded place full of cranky strangers, share equipment in close quarters, and sweat and shower alongside them. But on top of that, oh yeah, it's hard. A lot of the movements are weird and awkward for newcomers. Maybe you have to stick your butt up in the air, or wiggle around like a wet noodle in overpriced, stretchy clothing.

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Popular Science Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:56 Source

In the late 1800s, British anthropologist and anatomist Arthur Thomson posited that people with ancestral origins in cold, arid climates were likely to have longer, thinner noses, while those who came from warm, humid regions were inclined to have noses that were shorter and thicker.

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Popular Science Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:56 Source

The Ebola virus doesn't just bring terror and death to human communities, it also ravages Africa's great apes, whose populations are already imperiled by hunting and habitat encroachment. Now, in an effort to keep our closest-living relatives alive, researchers have successfully tested an oral Ebola vaccine in the laboratory.

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