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The problems with nuclear power generation are widely known.  Coal will continue to be used.  It is washed and  polluting gases are removed by electrostatic precipitators and desulfurisation.  Work is being done to trap and store liquid carbon dioxide underground
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When Europeans arrived in Australia they had to make do with materials that were at hand. Supplies from the UK were unreliable. This creativity has persisted in Australian technological development 
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Working in hot environments is uncomfortable and unhealthy.  Consequently, the Cool Vest has been developed to improve the situation.  Cool packs are built into a comfortable work vest worn around the torso above the waist. The packs can be precooled in a refrigerator, freezer or iced water
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Australia is a major supplier of iron ore with steel being used in most of the world's products.  Only China and Brazil provide more.  Rio Tinto and BHP are the second and third largest seaborne suppliers respectively.  BHP's subsidiary company BlueScope Steel also manufactures roof sheeting, steel house frames and complete houses
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Many useful inventions have been invented by humble, ordinary Australians,  For the most part they have been developed out of necessity because of Australia's distance from major trading centers.  Things have changed today but Australians continue to create new products that are used in countries across the world
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Australian Tech Stories

How To Make Sizzler's Famous Parmesan Bread At Home

Once upon a time, Sizzler was everywhere. While nominally a steak-and-seafood restaurant, the chain was famous for two things. its all-you-can-eat buffet and the complimentary Parmesan bread that greeted you on arrival. Sadly, Sizzler became a victim of the casual dining wars and there are now only a handful of outlets left in Australia. But don't despair. the recipe is surprisingly easy to make at home and it only takes a few minutes. Here are the steps! More »

Bitconnect Is Closing Down

In the midst of a significant Cryptocurrency crash, Bitconnect (a Bitcoin lending and exchange platform) is closing down. More »

Briefly: Bitcoin Bloodbath, Space Leia Explained, Permanent Moon Base

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including. Bitcoin crashes 25%, building a permanent base on the moon, that scene in Star Wars. The Last Jedi explained. More »

Sydney Trains 24-Hour Strike: What You Need To Know

Sydney Trains workers have announced they will be going on strike following a breakdown in negotiations between the train union and rail management. This means train services are about to experience major delays - including during the peak hour rush. Here's what you need to know. More »

Hump Day Deals: Cheap LG Fridges, Jetstar Holidays, Drone Sale

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include. JB Hi-Fi's LG fridge sale, get a SteamLink for $29 (with $20 Steam credit), get 20% off tech products at eBay. More »

Government Ignores NBN Committee Recommendations, Says FTTN Is Totally Fine

In September 2017, the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network released a comprehensive report detailing the issues with the NBN and recommendations for the Government to improve the service. One of the chief recommendations was to complete much of the remaining fixed line network using, at a minimum, FTTC technology. The Government's response to the first report has largely rubbished those recommendations. More »

How To Talk To Programmers [Infographic]

Programmers can be difficult to talk to. Not because they're socially inept (although that can sometimes be a problem too), but because you have no idea how to do their jobs. This makes it tricky to know exactly how long a requested task will realistically take to complete - or even if it's feasible. This flowchart from visual designer Anna Vitals explains how to direct the conversation without coming across as rude or clueless. More »

Ask LH: Are Kogan's 'International' Smartphones Safe To Use In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, is it worthwhile getting a Samsung Galaxy S8+ from Kogan or Dick Smith? I believe they are selling international or "grey import" smartphones. Are there any problems I need to know about regarding warranty, chargers, etc? More »

Your Chromecast Or Google Home Might Be Screwing Up Your Wi-Fi

Google Home and Chromecast devices are reportedly killing peoples' Wi-Fi. The problem, first reported by Android Police, originally seemed localised to users of the Google Home Max speaker (unavailable in Australia) and the cheap, but usually excellent, TP-Link Archer C7 router. However since Android Police first reported the problem, it seems to have spread to other Google devices and TP-Link routers. More »

Forget Bitcoin: Here's What You Should Be Investing In Instead

Australian fund manager Michael Glennon has blasted cryptocurrency as "useless" and referred to bitcoin as a “quasi-ponzi scheme”. Like many finance experts, he predicts terrible times ahead for all-in crypto converts. Here's what he thinks you should be investing in instead. More »

The most successful organization in Australia is CSIRO.  Technically a public company, it has a huge portfolio composed of licensed intellectual property.  It discovers and invents on a virtual creative production line. The best minds from Australia and other countries find careers at CSIRO ~ 📡 technology of australia