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Australia’s Hottest Year on Record

Posted: January 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Climate Change | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Australia’s Hottest Year on Record

2013 Hottest Year on Record

Australia has just sweltered through its hottest year on record, according to the nation’s Bureau of Meteorology. Average temperatures were 1.20 degrees Celsius above the long-term average of 21.8C, breaking the previous record set in 2005, the bureau says in its Annual Climate Statement.

The country recorded its hottest day on January 7 – a month which also saw the hottest week and hottest month since records began in 1910. A new record was set for the number of consecutive days the national average temperature exceeded 39C – seven days between January 2 and 8, 2013, almost doubling the previous record of four consecutive days in 1973 :: Read the full article »»»»

Australian Researchers Brew Recipe For Long Life Beer

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Engineered Life, Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Researchers Brew Recipe For Long Life Beer

Doctor Eglinton's Long Life BeerAustralian beer drinkers will soon have the option of buying a beer with a much longer shelf life, a new type of malt barley, developed by Adelaide researchers and a Japanese brewer, can curb beers propensity of tasting stale when left on the shelf.

The new barley variety ‘SouthernStar’ is the results of collaboration between the University of Adelaide and Sapporo Breweries. Importantly this new barley is not genetically modified, it’s been produced using conventional – albeit high tech – breeding techniques, utilising data from the recently completed Barley Genome Project .

South Australian farmers are to begin commercial production of the barley this year. Commercial crops grown in 2013 will be harvested in November/December, processed into malt in the first half of 2014 and used for commercial beer production in the later part of 2014 :: Read the full article »»»»

Australia’s FIRST National Space Funding Program

Posted: April 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australia’s FIRST National Space Funding Program

Australia's FIRST National Space Funding Program

The Australian Federal Government has launched Australia’s first national space policy at Canberra’s Mount Stromlo Observatory. The launch showcased 14 Australian space research projects, funded by a $40 million Federal Government investment to support space-related research and education. Melbourne’s RMIT is one six universities in Australia to receive the funding boost, our favourite University scored almost $3M in funding :: Read the full article »»»»

REBLOG! Doping Australia’s Sporting Elite

Posted: February 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Doping Australia’s Sporting Elite

Australia Faces Up To Drugs In SportBLOG! At the outset of this post, I must confess to being the LEAST interested in Australian Sport! The shinanigans ofthe preceeding week have been of amusement to me simply because of the irony, elite sports men and women taking performance enhancing drugs? your kidding right, not here, not in AUSTRALIA!

For those in a cave, this past week, the ACC – Australian Crime Commission – has released a landmark report that as the countries sporting fans and officials in a proper dither: Apparently, Australians are SHOCKED that it’s sporting elite uses drugs!?

Mainstream media in Australia is currently abuzz with chatter on the ramifications of the ACC report, organised crime, doping, betting are clearly the focus. The minister for sport – Kate Lundy – in a press release said: “The investigation identified widespread use of prohibited substances including peptides, hormones and illicit drugs in professional sport. It also found that this use has been facilitated by sports scientists, high-performance coaches and sports staff. In some cases, players are being administered with substances that have not yet been approved for human use.”

Like other notable international incidence of drug abuse in sport – Lance Armstrong – the Australian case is more about policing powers, not drug testing. The coercive powers of the ACC are set to beef up ASADA – Australian Sport Anti Doping Authority –  in the wake of the recent review into Cycling Australian. One of the plus-points here is that ASADA should now be able to move now from simply being a testing and education body to an agency with proper teeth

So as we’ve sat at front of our teles snickering at oversized Chinese swimmers, or cyclists who strove for greatness at the end of a needle while we swallowed his cancer pitch, we clearly missed just HOW good our own guys were getting (except of course for the 2012 Olympic Swim Team, Doubtless there are any drugs there)

Clearly I can ONLY say all this because I DON’T share the passion for ANY code of football that the majority of my countrymen seem to feel. In my-mind, if elite sports-people are already using the drugs, why not make it mandatory.

Medically oversee a doping program to make elite athletes even more high performance, a continuation of the Eugenics program perhaps? Of course I jest, what’s most shocking about all of this is that Australians genuinely believed that their athletes would naturally steer away from artificial performance enhancing, seriously? :: Read the full article »»»»