Posts Tagged 'Australia'

Australia’s Cactus Country [video]

Best Photography of The Week – 6-29-18

Best photography from Digg.com

World’s Oldest Spider Dead at 43

According to The Telegraph –

The world’s oldest known spider has died at the age of 43, outliving its nearest rival by 15 years, Australian scientists have reported. Affectionately known as “Number 16”, the female Giaus Villosus or trapdoor spider had been under observation in the wild since its birth in 1974. The arachnid is believed to have survived for so long by sticking to one protected burrow its entire life and expending the minimum of energy.

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Longest Truck in The World – Australian Road Train [video]

Extraordinary Octopus Takes To Land To Hunt [video]

Bizarre Creatures Found Off Australia [video]

Atlantium – The Smallest Country in Australia [video]

Creative People Really Do See The World Differently

NewScientist reported –

There’s some evidence that people with a greater degree of openness also have better visual awareness. For example, when focusing on letters moving on a screen, they are more likely to notice a grey square appearing elsewhere on the display.

Now Anna Antinori at the University of Melbourne in Australia and her team are showing that people who score more highly when it comes to the openness trait “see” more possibilities. “They seem to have a more flexible gate for the visual information that breaks through into their consciousness,” Antinori says.

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Nano-enhanced Textiles Clean Themselves With Light

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Phys.org reports –

A spot of sunshine is all it could take to get your washing done, thanks to pioneering nano research into self-cleaning textiles. Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have developed a cheap and efficient new way to grow special —which can degrade organic matter when exposed to light—directly onto .

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Hairy Panic – Australia’s Tumbleweed From Hell

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TheGuardian reports –

Residents of a rural Australian city are frustrated by a fast-growing tumbleweed called hairy panic that is piling up outside their houses, covering lawns and blocking doors and windows.

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Coober Pedy – Australia’s Underground Town [video]

Professional Level Selfies With Australian Wildlife

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Meet Daxon – he produces some of the best, often humorous photos, with the cutest animals in Australia.

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