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Portable device detects soil contamination

(Phys.org) -- The RemScan device uses an infrared signal to directly measure petroleum hydrocarbons in soil. The user simply pulls the trigger for a result in 15 seconds. The traditional method for measuring ...

dateJul 24, 2012 in Environment
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New oil detection technique developed

CSIRO scientists have developed a revolutionary technique for the rapid on-site detection and quantification of petroleum hydrocarbons (commonly derived from crude oil) in soil, silt, sediment, or rock.

dateSep 28, 2010 in Engineering
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+4C scenarios for Australia's future climate

(PhysOrg.com) -- The impacts on Australia of a 4 C increase in average annual temperatures – including major reductions in annual rainfall in southern Australia, marked increases in evaporation nationwide ...

dateJul 12, 2011 in Environment
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Scientists use 3-D printing to track big fish

CSIRO scientists are using 3D printing to build a new generation of hi-tech fish tags made of titanium. The aim is to use the tags to track big fish such as marlin, tuna, swordfish, trevally and sharks for ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Engineering
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World-first 3-D mobile mapping project

Australian researchers are using a novel mobile laser 3D mapping system called Zebedee to preserve some of the country's oldest and most culturally significant heritage sites.

dateApr 15, 2013 in Engineering
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Over 100 new sharks and rays classified

(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian scientists have completed an ambitious 18-month project to name and describe more than 100 new species of sharks and rays.

dateSep 18, 2008 in
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