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australiaRaining Frozen Iguanas in Florida and Dead Overheated Flying Foxes in Australia

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the nonprofit Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown had photos of hundreds of dead flying foxes from a heatwave in Australia. In Florida, frozen iguanas are falling out of trees. Iguana’s are not native to Florida. They are an invasive species. …

australiaAustralia’s Tesla battery responded to power failure in 140 milliseconds and prevented 10-30 minute blackout

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South Australia’s giant battery is already showing its worth, state Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis says. The world’s largest lithium-ion battery, built by tech billionaire Elon Musk, responded quickly last week when the coal-fired Loy Yang power plant tripped and went …

australiaSlightly acidic solution in insitu uranium mining boosts recovery by over ten times

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Peninsula Energy has started the process to amend the license and permits for its Lance in-situ leach (ISL) uranium project in Wyoming, after laboratory tests showed that using an acidic rather than alkaline mining solution could potentially transform the project’s …

australiaElectricity should be cheap in Australia but is most expensive so Anything can be mismanaged

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When the eastern states’ National Electricity Market was formed in the late 1990s, Australia had the lowest retail prices in the world along with the United States and Canada. South Australian households are now paying the highest prices in the …

argentinaAustralia, Argentina, Chile and the USA will be the top suppliers of Lithium

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Almost 60 percent of supply from world’s planned large lithium projects through about the next five years will be added in Australia. Australia will cement its position as the top supplier of lithium according to CRU Group. The biggest mines …

australiaBig progress to Zinc Air batteries which will be cheaper and better battery

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University of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices. Zinc-air batteries are batteries powered by zinc metal …

3d3D Printing of Metal that is 1000 times faster and 100 times lower cost

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A new 3D printer creates metal parts at commercial production speeds. Their SPEE3D printer has the potential to turn 3D metal printing, which currently is just making prototypes of parts, into a tool for manufacturing actual parts for use. It …

australiaUS-Australia had a successful Mach 8 HiFire 4 hypersonic missile test last week

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The US-Australia Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HiFIRE) program had at least one successful hypersonic flight at Woomera testing range in South Australia last week. A round of experiments concluded on 12 July, confirmed Australian defense minister Marise Payne. UQ …

australiaAustralia makes solar paint that absorbs water and splits it to generate hydrogen

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Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapor and split it to generate hydrogen – the cleanest source of energy. The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel, which is used in sachets …

australiaMEMS based Atomic Force Microscope shrinks to Dime-sized Device and with mass production could make atomic force microscopes affordable for high school and home labs

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size — and, hopefully, the price tag — of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties. “A standard …