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Turning mining wastewater into rainwater

A new cost-effective technology to treat mining wastewater and reduce sludge by up to 90 per cent has been used for the first time at a commercial mine. The technology, called Virtual Curtain, was used to ...

Jun 12, 2014
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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 ...

Jul 12, 2011
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A 'black magic' CO2 fix

Biochar, similar to charcoal used by pre-Columbian Amazonian cultures to boost crop yields, could help the fight against climate change by securely locking carbon away in soils for thousands of years, according ...

Dec 09, 2008
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CSIRO telescope takes temperature of Universe

(Phys.org)—Using the CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array near Narrabri, NSW, an international team from Sweden, France, Germany and Australia has measured how warm the Universe was when it was half ...

Jan 23, 2013
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Keeping cool using the summer heat

(PhysOrg.com) -- While most Australians are taking care to shield themselves from the harsh summer heat, scientists from the CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship are working on ways to harness the sun’s warmth ...

Jan 23, 2009
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'Air shower' saves 50 percent water

A new shower nozzle that uses up to 50 per cent less water while maintaining the sensation of full pressure could provide Australians with guilt-free showers over the hot, dry summer – simply by adding ...

Jan 24, 2013
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Noogoora burr throws researchers a curve ball

(PhysOrg.com) -- What do you do when a weed fights back? Noogoora burr in Australia’s tropical north has done just that but CSIRO scientists aren’t letting it get away with it.

Aug 19, 2008
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Is this the perfect prawn?

(PhysOrg.com) -- After 10 years of careful breeding and research, scientists have developed what could be the world's most perfect prawn.

Jun 28, 2010
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