University of Sydney

Everyone loves a falling slinky

(—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 toy hides a more ...

dateDec 18, 2012 in General Physics
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Key to survival of forest giants revealed

(—Anyone flying into Melbourne from the east notices the thousands of hectares of dead Mountain Ash trees that were killed in the 2009 Black Saturday fires, which marked the culmination of an extended heatwave.

dateNov 06, 2012 in Ecology
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Evidence of overfishing on Great Barrier Reef

( —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 by the International ...

dateOct 15, 2013 in Ecology
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