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By Craig Froome  for The Conversation

Tesla may have ambitious plans for battery technology for the home but it is also looking to upgrade its electric vehicle batteries, which will allow them to travel twice the distance they currently do. So what will be the implications for Australia...

22 June 2015
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It should go without saying that science should dictate how we respond to science denial. So what does scientific research tell us? One effective way to reduce the influence of science denial is through “inoculation”: you can build resistance to...

12 June 2015
While this technology outperforms a fixed axis system, it falls behind a dual axis one.

The 630kW single axis tracking array is made up of PV panels mounted on a single axis that tilts from east to west throughout the day to maximise energy output.

24 April 2017
These trackers are capable of a 340-degree slewing motion and 180-degree tilt that allow the panels to directly face the sun at all times and thus, maximise output power.

The 630kW dual axis array comprises of 160 individual trackers, each with a peak output power of 4.275 kW.

24 April 2017
Drawn from academic backgrounds across architecture, robotics, policy development, genomics, medicine and biomedical science, the Global Change Scholars are seen as ideal candidates for enhanced leadership training.

Applications have arrived; acceptances delivered; training begun. Some 30 young researchers have be selected to participate in the Global Change Scholars program, a joint initiative hosted by the Global Change Institute, in partnership with UQ's...

7 April 2017

Competing land uses have always created tensions, but in Australia mining in agricultural regions has generated the most controversy. The Hunter Valley has a long history of such conflicts, with 20 currently active mines and still many applications...

16 November 2016
Academia Sinica's Green Island Marine Research Station

The XL Catlin Seaview Survey team has the privilege of calling beautiful Taiwan their playground for the next two weeks.

12 May 2016
UQ research shows the countries that will feel the most impact from climate change are not those with the highest carbon emissions.

Twenty nations most endangered by climate change are expected to “bloc vote” at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this week.

1 December 2015
Dr Ben Neal surveying bleached corals in Hawaii with the SVII camera

The XL Catlin Seaview team has wrapped up our expedition to Hawaii, where we completed 20 surveys of 20 sites amongst the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Molokini.

18 November 2015
Hawkfish in bleached Pocillopora coral

Right now, as consequence of unfavorable warming conditions, corals in Hawaii are going through one of the most significant bleaching events in their recent history.

11 November 2015
Dr Pim Bongaerts, Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Catlin Seaview Survey

GCI Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Pim Bongaerts has received an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) to continue his work on one of the least known ecosystems on the planet – the deep-water reefs or...

3 November 2015
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has provided a special collection of ocean-related reprints from the Working Group II Contribution of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has provided a special collection of ocean-related reprints from the Working Group II Contribution of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

23 October 2015

Adani’s Carmichael coal mine yesterday received the green light from federal environment minister Greg Hunt for the second time. The mine, originally approved in July 2014, had its approval set aside following a failure to consider two endangered...

16 October 2015
Flattened 360° panorama of the coral reef at Hanauma Bay, Hawaii

During our dives on Hawaiian reefs, we are surprised by the amount and diversity of endemic species of fish, coral, sea stars, sea urchins, and other invertebrates.

9 September 2015
Field Technical Officer Pete Dalton in Hawaii

Hawaii’s tropical coral reefs are offering us a chance to capture and study reefs which are very different to others we have surveyed around the globe. Hawaii and its volcanoes, that have provided a habitat for corals, reef life and more recently...

2 September 2015

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