Posts Tagged ‘Canberra’

New Horizons finally finished transmitting its Pluto data

This week marked the end of an era for NASA researchers, as the space agency’s New Horizons mission transmitted the last data collected during its history-making July 2015 flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto via downlink to the Deep Space Network  facility in Canberra, Australia. “The Pluto system data that New Horizons collected has amazed […]

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Japan whaling unlawful not science Aust

Australia has told the United Nation's top court that Japan is unlawfully trying to cloak a commercial whaling operation "in the lab coat of science".Canberra's lead counsel has told the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Aus…

Promise or problem? A debate on nuclear power

[caption id="attachment_1583" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The association of plutonium with nuclear weapons often leads to a greatly exaggerated perception of its risks. Here, a disk of plutonium which emits low-energy alpha particles is hel...

Finance secretary David Tune admits departments asylum seeker forecasts are imperfect science

Australia The head of the Finance Department has called into question his department's own forecasts on asylum seeker arrivals, calling the work an "imperfect science".Finance secretary David Tune appeared before a Senate hearing in Ca…

Chinese hackers access U.S. weapon designs Reports

The V-22 Osprey arrives for the Marines from the 1st Battalion 9th Marines Charlie Company 2nd Platoon during a tactical demonstration as a part of Fleet Week in New York, May 26, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton WASHINGTON/CANBERRA – Chinese hackers have g…

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