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New media? Why social media is just like television

Over the last seven days, social media journalists did an admirable job of documenting what may go down as a historic week in media. Covering the conflict between Instagram and Twitter, Matt Buchanan adroitly observed the ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Internet
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Jumping to reduce vibrations

A pioneering use of mini-trampolines is allowing engineers to better understand effects of vibrations caused by human movement on floors and small bridges. 

dateNov 16, 2012 in Engineering
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Home-grown electricity

Buildings may soon be able to generate their own electricity from roofs, walls, windows – even benchtops – that come with in-built solar power capabilities.

dateOct 01, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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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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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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Music choice reflects mood

(Phys.org) -- What kind of music are you in the mood for? A new smartphone app designed to recommend music according to how listeners feel could provide insight into teen mental health.

dateJun 08, 2012 in Software
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The art of telling it like it isn't

There are certain things in life we'd rather not conjure up too vividly, and for this we have at our disposal a range of linguistic deodorisers, smokescreens and fig leaves. These are euphemisms. They are ...

dateMay 28, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Bridging the gender-gap in maths

(Phys.org) -- A concerning gender-gap exists in career aspirations among Australian youth across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, a new study has found.

dateMay 15, 2012 in Social Sciences
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