The Victorian batteries can power 39,200 homes for one hour. Ignoring industry, for homes this is a drop in the power demand bucket.
Across the spectrum, from the banal views of everyday citizenry, to information hungry political groups keen to mobilise through the forum, Facebook has been, in various ways, tolerated, even celebrated.
The recent bioterrorist event in the UK casts an ominous shadow over the world.
The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles.
Demand and prices for uranium are low and set to remain so: bad news for Australia's uranium industry but good news for those opposed to nuclear power.
The reef is supposedly almost dead from the combined effects of a warming climate, nutrient pollution from Australian farms, and smothering sediment from offshore dredging.
This week an infestation of starfish on Swain Reefs heralds the return of more 'reef in crisis' stories, as predictable as summer thunderstorms.
'A favorite word of Freeman's about doing science and being creative is the word 'subversive'.'
The key question now is, what are the criteria for something to be identified as being intelligent?
The nuclear industry is very fond of proclaiming that wastes from small thorium reactors would need safe disposal and guarding for 'only 300 years'. Just the bare 300!
The NBN seems to have been a Kevin Rudd idea, and he used it effectively in his 2007 election campaign. It sounded good, too.
Religion is a man-made construct, and its flawed origins are rooted in the primitive recesses of our limbic brain - and distorted by our innate survival mechanisms.