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Everyone loves a falling slinky

(Phys.org)—If a slinky is not at the top of your Christmas list you might want to think again. Making a slinky walk down steps or draping it over your arm to imitate a robot is fun but the coiled spring ...

dateDec 18, 2012 in General Physics
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Sky-high refuelling for UAVs

A University of Sydney researcher has designed and successfully tested a method for autonomously docking drones for refuelling or recharging, in mid-air.

dateApr 23, 2015 in Engineering
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Time for a bold dingo experiment in NSW national park

Allowing dingoes to return to Sturt National Park in NSW, Australia and researching the results may be the key to managing the future of dingoes and many threatened native mammals, University of Sydney researchers ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Ecology
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Evidence of overfishing on Great Barrier Reef

(Phys.org) —Sea cucumber fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park shows worrying signs of being unsustainable. Many species being targeted are endangered and vulnerable to extinction, as determined ...

dateOct 15, 2013 in Ecology
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