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MASSIVE advances in aerodynamics

Engineers are closer to understanding, and therefore manipulating, invisible aerodynamic drag forces, that cause an estimated 50 per cent of transportation fuel to be lost before we can use it.

dateAug 30, 2012 in General Physics
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Improving teaching in Indigenous education

Teachers' professional development in understanding Indigenous cultures and teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students needs to be improved greatly to meet new government standards, according ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Call to boycott killer robots

(Phys.org) -- Engineers should stop working on killer robots and kick the habit of military funding, a leading Australian applied ethicist has said.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Robotics
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Why women choose to migrate

Women from China and India are migrating to change their lives, although they face greater risk than men of human trafficking, assault and rape.

dateAug 01, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Why do cyclists run red lights?

Almost 40 per cent of cyclists have reported committing red light infringements, but fines should only be part of the strategy to improve safety, according to new research.

dateJul 31, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Behavioral responses to a changing world

(Phys.org) -- Male beetles in Western Australia are mating with beer bottles in response to environmental change caused by human activity. A new book examines why, and the impacts on biodiversity.

dateJun 15, 2012 in Ecology
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It's Einstein versus Newton again

A simple bouncing ball has reignited a debate long thought settled: whose landmark physics theory is correct – Albert Einstein’s general relativity theory or Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity?

dateJun 13, 2012 in General Physics
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