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Solar power switched on

The Station's new solar power system was switched on at 3.00 pm on Thursday 24th February 2011. It was designed to reduce by about 50% the amount of diesel used for generating electricity and hence reduce carbon emissions by that proportion. In its first month of operation, it has been working much better than that.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2011

10,000 teenagers wanted!

I received this invitation and thought I would share it with you. All the details are below and I look forward to seeing you there!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2011

Teaching the Facebook Generation

Great article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald about how teachers and schools are adapting to using social networks (or not...). 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 28 Feb 2011

Dr Jodi discusses the Vampire Frog

Dr Jodi discusses the Vampire Frog & her journey in finding the creature.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Feb 2011

How to Choose iPhone Apps for Kids

What should adults look for when choosing iPhone apps for (and with) their kids?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2011

This week in Fish: Electric rays and tsunami hoax

This week we are excited to announce that an RSS feed has been added to Fish Bits.  Content can now come directly to you.  As usual, some great images have been added to the site.  Thanks to all.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Feb 2011

You're toasted!

Food for thought!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Feb 2011

March 2nd people, it all happened!

Apple sent out invites to San Francisco press to a special press conference to be held on the 2nd of March 2011. The image sent out with the event shows an iCal image of March 2nd pealing back to reveal the corner of an iPad. Need we say more?

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Feb 2011

Oh my God, I saw a dinosaur...

On the night of last Tuesday's Jurassic Lounge visitors were asked to give their feedback. We put up some feedback forms where people could write their comments on. Also, we asked them specifically what they liked best about Jurassic Lounge. It worked out very well, we got some great feedback! Here are some comments...

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: At The Museum, Date: 24 Feb 2011

Crested Katydid collected from Queensland

An uncommon species of insect has been collected by staff at the Santos Ballera gas plant in Queensland and sent it to the Australian Museum for identification. The Santos staff there nicknamed it ‘Warnie’ as it was “green and gold". 'Warnie' has since been identified as a female member of the species Alectoria superba and is currently on display in My Photo Studio, part of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

By: Mr Martyn Robinson, Category: At The Museum, Date: 20 Feb 2011