Modelling Darwin Harbour’s extreme tides

$5.6 million upgrade to Arafura Timor Research Facility

Launched by Federal Science and Research Minister Don Farrell

Media call 9.30 am, Friday 24 May 2013, 23 Ellengowan Drive, Brinkin

Darwin Harbour has extreme tidal rises and falls of up to eight-metres. So the ebbing and flowing currents in the channels are strong and fast, all of which makes it difficult for pilots to berth bulk carriers or manoeuvre dredges. [continue reading…]

Fire, carbon capture and the NT

Soil has the answer to burning climate questions

Decreasing the frequency of wild fires in northern Australia would lead to an increase in the amount of carbon stored in the soil, significantly lowering greenhouse gas emissions, according to CSIRO ecologist, Dr Anna Richards. [continue reading…]

A conversation with Sarah Darwin and Tall Ship experience

A conversation with Sarah Darwin and Tall Ship experience

Thursday 25 February 2010, 5.45pm (tallship tours from 4pm)
Nelson Room, Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place Williamstown (Melways 56 E10).
Entry off Nelson Place (metered parking)

Sarah is Charles Darwin’s great, great granddaughter and a biologist. She is retracing her ancestor’s steps on the Dutch clipper Stad Amsterdam for TV station VPRO.

Sarah and her project colleagues Redmond O’Hanlon and Hans Fels will discuss the expedition, the science and what it means for them to recreate the voyage of the Beagle.

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Where did you come from? Christianity and Evolution, and the PM’s Science Prizes

Simon Conway Morris, accomplished British palaeontologist, presenter and committed Christian, is in Australia discussing evolution. His take is “Darwin was right. Up to a point.”

Conway Morris argues evolution isn’t random but that something like us is an inevitable result. He’s is visiting Melbourne, Geelong, Hobart and Sydney and is available for interview. [continue reading…]