Australian National University

Where is it cheapest to cut carbon?

Researchers from The Australian National University have shed some light on why some countries are more reluctant to agree to an international carbon price than others.

Aug 30, 2012
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Something fishy about proposed dams

(Phys.org)—Millions of people are in danger of going hungry if the construction of dams on the lower Mekong River in South-East Asia goes ahead, according to research from The Australian National University.

Aug 27, 2012
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Land locked (w/ Video)

A world-first project led by ANU researchers is looking at whether pristine rainforest can be preserved from oil extraction, writes SARINA TALIP.

Aug 14, 2012
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Discord strikes the right quantum note

(Phys.org) -- Scientists have taken a quantum leap forward towards future computing after discovering that ‘background interference’ in quantum-level measurements, may be the very thing they need ...

Aug 06, 2012
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Interview simulation technology does the job

(Phys.org) -- In a world-first, students who are anxious about doing job interviews can calm their nerves by doing mock interviews using innovative technology in a simulated corporate office at The Australian ...

Jul 26, 2012
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What a lark: Birds of a feather sing together

(Phys.org) -- The lyrebird is the reigning king of karaoke in the animal world, with not even the birds being mimicked always able to tell the difference between the lyrebirds and the real thing, researchers ...

Jun 20, 2012
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Carbon scheme in danger of going up in smoke

(Phys.org) -- Australia’s carbon-pricing scheme is a world-leader and shows the way forward for other countries seeking to mitigate carbon emissions, says an expert from The Australian National University. ...

Jun 19, 2012
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Getting to the bottom of the Fijian Ocean

(Phys.org) -- Scientists will soon have a greater understanding of the dramatically spreading, rifting and faulting boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, thanks to research from The Australian ...

Jun 13, 2012
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Heading for blast off

(Phys.org) -- Construction of a pioneering plasma thruster – an engine that could be used to power satellites to Mars – and a space simulation facility that will aid the development of the first ...

Jun 05, 2012
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