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Einstein's gravity waves

Physics In the early 1900s, Einstein predicted that interactions of massive objects, like black holes, should create gravity waves and scientists have been searching for evidence of these waves for years. Now, operating sensors at the South Pole, they believe that they have found the first evidence of these illusive waves in space-time. If true, the existence of…

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Space junk

Space There is a growing problem in the near space around the Earth. It has become a junk yard and there is a risk that in the not too distant future, there will be too much junk in space to allow satellites to operate. Australia is highly reliant on satellites because of our long distances and relatively…

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Global Warming

Environment Scientists have long warned of the dangers of global warming and current evidence suggests that global warming will be on the high end of predictions rather than the low end. The current estimates are somewhere between 1.5C and 4.5C. So why has there been an apparent pause in the predicted heating effect? According to the New Scientist,…

Alzheimer’s cause

A cellular structure in the neurons of the brain called the Golgi that becomes fragmented in Alzheimer’s patients appears to be the cause of the disease according to an article in “Science Daily”. Researchers say that they have learned how to fix this fragmentation and they say that understanding this process will help to better understand the formation…

Global warming

Environment Scientists have long warned of the dangers of global warming and current evidence suggests that global warming will be on the high end of predictions rather than the low end. The current estimates are somewhere between 1.5C and 4.5C. So why has there been an apparent pause in the predicted heating effect? According to the New Scientist,…

Space junk

Space There is a growing problem in the near space around the Earth. It has become a junk yard and there is a risk that in the not too distant future, there will be too much junk in space to allow satellites to operate. Australia is highly reliant on satellites because of our long distances and relatively…

Einstein's gravity waves

Physics In the early 1900s, Einstein predicted that interactions of massive objects, like black holes, should create gravity waves and scientists have been searching for evidence of these waves for years. Now, operating sensors at the South Pole, they believe that they have found the first evidence of these illusive waves in space-time. If true, the existence of…

Re-engineering human cells

Biology Scientists have recently made a major discovery that cells dipped in acid for a short time can be re-engineered to become stem cells. Stem cells can be used to grow any type of cell in the human body and have been critical for replacing cells that have been damaged or diseased. However, the only source…