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Netflix expects to launch in Australia and New Zealand later this Quarter

In the Q4 letter to shareholders Tuesday, streaming video service provider Netflix announced its plans to complete expansion into 200 countries within two years by 2017, up from its current 50, while staying profitable.

The company said that it added 4.3 million subscribers from the... read more

Fast Radio Burst Recorded in Real-Time

The Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia, has captured a massive burst of radio waves. For the first time ever, a fast radio burst (FRB) has been recorded in real-time.

A fast radio burst is a tight band of radio-frequency waves and these waves can last only a millisecond... read more

Robots can Use YouTube to Learn How to Cook

Now, robots can take help of YouTube to learn how to cook. Researchers from the University of Maryland and the Australian research center NICTA have come with a new way for artificial intelligence to understand how to utilize tools by watching videos.

The robots were given training how... read more

Researchers working to synthesize smell of Sea-snail to control movements of Starfish

The world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Australia, is under constant threat from a variety of sources.

It includes pollution, coral disease and the unending hunger of the crown-of-thorns starfish. This particular starfish feeds on coral,... read more

Oil-Dwelling Microbes could help to understand life's Early Evolution on Earth

A new study on microbes living under the vast reserves of oil deep underground showed that these small living things are social creatures. The study could be helpful in understanding about life's early evolution on earth and could assist to search for life on the Red Planet.

These oil-... read more

NPD Group: PS4 is the fastest-selling game console in Australia

According to the latest statistics released by market research firm NPD Group, the fastest-selling gaming console in Australia at present is Sony's next-generation console, PlayStation 4 (PS4), which was launched in the country on November 29, 2013.

The NPD sales figures related to video-... read more

Parks Australia re-introduces Potoroos into Booderee National Park

On Wednesday night, a National Park on the South Coast welcomed a native mammal. Several long-nosed Potoroos were released by Parks Australia into the Booderee National Park at Jervis Bay. The motive behind the re-introduction of the creature is to boost its number. The ground-dwelling creature... read more

Financial burden of Bushfires in New South Wales will More Than Double by 2050

According to a report by Deloitte Access Economic data, bushfires in New South Wales, Australia, can cost the country more than double by 2050. The cost has been cited in a new Climate Council report. The total economic cost that has been predicted to rise is $800 million per year. The cost... read more

Physicists develop First Long-distance Optical Tractor Beam

Tractor beams attract one object to another from a distance. The beams are a staple of sci-fi plotlines. According to two Australian laser physicists from Australian National University, they have developed an optical tractor beam, which can attract and repel objects. The tractor beam that the... read more

Giant Kangaroo Ancestors were Capable of Walking

According to a new research from Brown University in Rhode Island, the ancestors of today's kangaroos didn’t hop on the ground. The species walked on the ground instead, due to its weight. After studying bone and body structures of extinct giant kangaroo, researchers concluded that extinct giant... read more

Silicon Qubits having High Accuracy Rate Developed

Researchers from University of New South Wales (UNSW) have developed silicon-based quantum technology, which has more than 99% accuracy. The development is quite significant as it can lead to a whole new generation of super-fast computers.

With this development, now scientists can prove... read more

Australian journalist Sam Vincent's new book 'Blood and Guts' encapsulates whale hunting activity in the region. Australia has been fighting with Japan for decades to force Japan to end its whaling practice in the name of research. The book has a special focus on Sea Shepherd, the group of eco-warriors known worldwide for their aggression against Japanese whalers.   Vincent, Paul Watson, is the head of the organization and he, according to Vincent, is a 'megalomaniac misanthrope'. He interviewed many academ

Australian journalist Sam Vincent's new book 'Blood and Guts' encapsulates whale hunting activity in the region. Australia has been fighting with Japan for decades to force Japan to end its whaling practice in the name of research. The book has a special focus on Sea Shepherd, the group of eco-... read more

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