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A Jurassic Lounge bouquet

We received this feedback via our website. Thought I'd share with you all. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 24 Aug 2011

Renewable Energy — Is FiT (Feed-In Tariff) a good fit for Australians?

The Australian government hopes to see 20% of Australia’s electricity supply coming from renewable sources by 2020.  Will the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) program help acheive this target?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 24 Aug 2011

Using Biomimicry to cut the carbon!

Biomimicry is looking at the way nature does things and then copying nature to build a sustainable future and now scientist are looking at humans to learn how we can help with climate change.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 24 Aug 2011

Reflections on the Pop-Up Museum

They came, they saw, they conversed. 

By: Michelle DelCarlo, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Aug 2011

Geological relief map of NSW

Constructing the geological relief map of NSW which hangs on the wall in the MIneral Gallery

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Aug 2011

Popping up at a museum near you

A Pop-Up Museum? We had one today! Read on to find out more...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 19 Aug 2011

National Science Week with Professor Fiona Wood

Professor Fiona Wood is a groundbreaking plastic surgeon who was named Australian of the Year in 2005. Through her pioneering work she has dramatically changed the way burn wounds are managed.

By: Nathan Slawitschka, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 19 Aug 2011

This week in Fish: Incredible! A new fish family.

It's a special week.  A new fish family has been discovered.  You can view a movie of this primitive eel that lives in a dark cave at the base of a coral reef in Palau.  Of course, there are plenty of other great images to check out.  Thank you very much, as always, to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Aug 2011

Is there an eco-balance?

It can be a challenge to lead a sustainable lifestyle that is easy, affordable and suits our personal needs. Is there an eco-balance to living sustainably and living comfortably?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 18 Aug 2011

'Living fossil' eel in an undersea cave

Dr Dave Johnson from the US National Museum in Washington just emailed me about an incredible eel that he and colleagues recently described.  The fish, Protanguilla palau, is now classified in a new family, the Protanguillidae.  It is one of the oldest eels (in evolutionary terms) known.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Aug 2011