Robogal's Engineering and Science Expo

On Tuesday the 17th of August, Robogals Melbourne held an Engineering and Science Expo, in conjunction with National Science Week and supported by the Melbourne University School of Engineering. 50 students attended our event from schools including...
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Science and Non-Science - where's the difference?

University of Melbourne Secular Society presents: Gerhard Wiesenfeldt talking about why the demarcation between science and non-science is important and Kristian Camilleri tells us why the demarcation between science and non-science is difficult....
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Black holes at the Large Hadron Collider

Brane world models in string theory suggest that our universe is a slice, or ‘brane’, of a higher-dimensional space-time. In this talk we will discuss why one consequence of these models is that copious numbers of mini black holes may be formed by...
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50 years of Lasers and a brilliant future

We all use lasers, and rely on lasers when we communicate, watch a video, drive a car or need medical help. 100 years ago these possibilities were unheard of - just ideas in the mind of a visionary. 50 years ago the first laser sent out the first...
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Why's Uranus up-side-down?

Prof. Fred Watson will talk about his work as Astronomer-in-Charge of the Australian Astronomical Observatory at Siding Spring NSW. Using the latest images from Mars and Saturn, Fred will share the extraordinary insights we have recently gained...
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Inspiring Scientists

Join in this careers day with a twist. Find out about your favourite “ology” by chatting to inspiring career scientists and explore the exciting opportunities a career in science has to offer. Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August, 11:00am–4:00pm...
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BASF Kids’ Lab

Experience the fascinating world of chemistry through simple and hands-on experiments! Run by BASF chemists, these 1-hour workshops introduce chemistry to children in an interactive and fun day. Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August, 11:00am, 1:00...
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Art and the Communication of Climate Science

How can artists and scientists work together to respond to the concerns of the ecological conundrum? How can environmental data be visually explored in innovative mediums? Join us for a discussion exploring these questions and others raised by the...
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Algae - a slimey solution to climate change?

The world's appetite for Australian coal and gas is growing. Demand for energy may increase by as much as 40 percent by 2030. China alone is building the equivalent of Australia's coal fired power system three times over each year. The consensus is...
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Poster Competition: Earth on the Edge . . . Solutions from Students

The 2011 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Conference will take place in Melbourne from the 28th June to the 7th July. The theme of the conference is: Earth on the Edge: Science For a Sustainable Planet. Students can be part of...
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