[ASC-media] Story Opportunities from Australasian Science, November 2005

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Story Opportunities from Australasian Science, November 2005


Australian Beamline to Expose Antimatter
Antimatter research is coming to Australia with the construction of state-of
the-art research facilities in Canberra.
 
Nuclear Fusion: The Future of Energy Production
The world's most expensive experiment is being planned to test whether
nuclear fusion could be harnessed to meet our growing energy needs, but why
isn't Australia involved in this research?

Toxic Blue-Green Algae: It's What's on the Inside That Counts
Not only can algal toxins contaminate our drinking water, they can also
accumulate in high concentrations in the foods we eat.
  
Did the Earth Move for You?
Mark Quigley examines Australia's geological history to determine how large
earthquakes can be and how often they occur.

Stem Cells May Save Cup Campaigns
Chris O'Sullivan explains how stem cell therapy has recently been applied to
rehabilitate racehorses with tendon injuries.
 
How the Cretins Were Cured
Basil Hetzel recalls how research revealed that iodine deficiency was the
cause of "cretinism" among New Guinea highlanders.
 
Who's Studying Science?
Earlier this year a report entitled "Who's Teaching Science?" concluded that
shortcomings in high school science teaching were responsible for a decline
in tertiary science enrolments. Here three science students have their say.
 
Lost in Translation
Traditional law and environmental management practices are under threat in
Melanesia, and must be translated into western policies before they are
lost. Clive Wilkinson and Anne Caillaud discuss how this can be achieved.
 
Bachelors Seek House and Harem
Ashley Frisch reveals the adulterous world of crayfish.

Time to Get Serious about E=mc2
Einstein's famous equation is now 100 years old. David Jamieson explains its
central role in modern life, particularly the opportunities it provides for
ethical power generation.
 
Top 10 Equations of All Time
Nic Svenson asks physicists whether E=mc2 has got what it takes to be Number
1.
 
A Bug that Australians Have Controlled
Australasian Science interviewed Prof Barry Marshall before his Nobel Prize
for Medicine was announced.
 
Large-Scale Experiments Needed to Save Australia's Biota
Ecological research and management in Australia is lacking adequate
knowledge from good science, says internationally noted ecologist Charles
Krebs.
 
Fantastic Plastic Fibre Optics
Australian research is set to revolutionise fibre optics by developing
optical fibres from polymers that can perform competitively with silica
fibres while being far easier and cheaper to manufacture.
 
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