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25 Breathtaking Destinations Not to Miss in Australia

The Australian War Memorial is Australia's national memorial to the members of all its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum. This was opened in 1941, and is widely regarded as one of the most significant memorials of its type in the world.

from Engadget

Solar dish sets steamy thermal energy efficiency record

Australian National University (ANU) has developed a solar dish with an incredibly high sunlight-to-steam conversion rate.

New, low rise research/laboratory facility designed to enhance interactivity and collaborative research. Glazed entry foyer space incorporates interactive displays and a 200 seat public lecture theatre. The building incorporates landscape courtyards, naturally ventilated offices and other ESD features. The facility was opened by the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, on May 14th 2009. LYONS ARCHITECTURE Canberra Australia. Amazing lines.


Believe it or not, this is a real, albeit false coloured, photograph of a supernova. Supernova SN 1994D, in fact. I don't know where that is. But it makes for a beautiful image, one that we are so familiar with thanks to science fiction taking what we know about the cosmos, and deftly extrapolating it into something plausible enough to keep us as bewitched as the real thing. (NASA/ESA, The Hubble Key Project Team and The High-Z Supernova Search Team, 2012)

Australian National University SA4, Canberra ACT (Australia) by Nettletonbribe #QuartzZinc #QUARTZZINC #Architecture #Project #Australia #University #Zinc #VMZINC #EducationalBuilding #Education

from Inhabitat

Infographic: Study Shows World's Oldest Trees Are Dying Off Rapidly

The world’s oldest trees are dying off at an alarming rate, according to recent study by Australian National University professor David Lindenmayer. Infographic by Michael Paukner