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Australian National University: Humans have caused climate change for 180 years

An international research project has found human activity has been causing global warming for almost two centuries, proving human-induced climate change is not just a 20th century phenomenon. Lead researcher Associate Professor Nerilie Abram from The Australian National University (ANU) said the study found warming began during the early stages of the Industrial Revolution and …

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Australian National University: ANU Scientists Set Solar Thermal Record

With an area of 500 square meters, The Australian National University’s solar collector is the world’s largest of its kind, writes the University. Now it also hold the world record in efficiency for solar collectors that concentrate the light.   Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have set a world record for efficiency for …

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Australian National University : ANU scientists play key role in discovery of gravitational waves

A global scientific collaboration, including scientists from across Australia, has proven the existence of gravitational waves for the first time, 100 years after their existence was predicted by Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. The confirmed observation of a gravitational wave, ripples in space caused by the collision of two black holes, is a major …

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Australian National University: ANU Scientists create a Tractor Beam on water

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have created a tractor beam on water, providing a radical new technique that could confine oil spills, manipulate floating objects or explain rips at the beach. The team, led by Dr Horst Punzmann, discovered they can control water flow patterns with simple wave generators, enabling them to move …

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Australian National University: Tiny birds cry wolf to scare predators

One of Australia’s smallest birds has found a cunning way to protect its nest from predators by crying wolf, or rather hawk, and mimicking the warning calls of other birds. Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) found that the tiny brown thornbill mimics the hawk warning call of a variety of birds to scare …

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Catherine Morgan: Why did early Greeks build temples?

Professor Catherine Morgan of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA) delivers a public lecture at The Australian National University. Temples are nowadays taken for granted as essential features of Greek sanctuaries. Yet following the collapse of the Mycenaean palaces, the nature and function of buildings at cult sites varied greatly – and many sanctuaries …

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Reinhard Genzel: Black Holes and Galaxies

Uploaded on Mar 9, 2010 Evidence has been accumulating for several decades that many galaxies harbor central mass concentrations that may be in the form of black holes with masses between a few million to a few billion time the mass of the Sun. In this public lecture, Professor Genzel discusses measurements over the last …

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