Archive: 21/11/2007

Female candidates get fewer votes: Study

Female candidates get fewer votes, according to ANU research released today that analysed the performance of nearly 17,000 candidates who ran for the House of Representatives between 1903 and 2004.

dateNov 21, 2007 in Other
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Physicists use plastics to detect radiation

In applications ranging from hospital X-ray machines to instruments for astronomy, the standard way to measure the dose of radiation is to use a detector made from an inorganic semiconductor, such as silicon. It is not easy, ...

dateNov 21, 2007 in Condensed Matter
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Giant submarine landslide identified

An enormous submarine landslide that disintegrated 60,000 years ago produced the longest flow of sand and mud yet documented on Earth. The massive submarine flow travelled 1,500 kilometres – the distance from London to ...

dateNov 21, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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