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It is starting to sink in that the world's heavy reliance on fossil fuels will only end once the alternatives become a lot cheaper and that this requires a much bigger research and development effort.
by David McMullen - 12/11/2014 - 50 comments
At any rate, more than half of R & D expenditure in Australia seems to come from business.
by Steven Meyer - 11/11/2014 - 5 comments
How much science does Australia produce for the amount of money it spends; what is the quality of its science and what makes for high quality anyway?
by Allen Greer - 28/10/2014 - 5 comments
Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as some companies turn to renewable energy to cut costs and lighten their carbon footprint.
by Andrew Topf - 25/08/2014 - 5 comments
There is an almost infinite number of brilliant ideas that need public money to show their true value, and governments need a filtering system.
by Don Aitkin - 22/08/2014 - 49 comments
Very few scientists are in any real sense across 'science' as a whole. Science has become so large there are millions of experts, but they are expert only in a minuscule part.
by Don Aitkin - 19/08/2014 - 12 comments
Off-hand, ideologically-driven or politically-motivated opinions disguised as facts are nothing new in political discourse.
by Rob Cover - 15/08/2014 - 27 comments
The decision to reject this delisting proposal has itself set an unfortunate precedent for Australia that it is now OK for politics, personal agendas, and nepotism to override science and due process.
by Mark Poynter - 17/07/2014 - 11 comments
Within a fairly short space of time, solar generated electricity will be fully cost competitive with coal-powered electricity.
by Martin Tillier - 23/06/2014 - 18 comments
Good research is better in the long run, and much cheaper for all of us, than convenient research, let alone pretentious rubbish.
by Don Aitkin - 18/06/2014 - 35 comments
From what I can tell the chemtrails conspiracy theory has its roots in the 90's when the US Air Force conducted some contingency planning surrounding the hypothetical weaponisation of weather.
by Baz Bardoe - 12/06/2014 - 7 comments
One Abbott back bencher thinks we need a science minister and that our approach to science should be Strategic, Measured, Accurate, Realistic and Timed.
by Dennis Jensen - 28/05/2014 - 8 comments

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