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MacroBusiness Friday, August 7, 2015 - 14:04 Source

Santos and Origin have both extended breaks below key support today and are now in technical free fall:

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Delimiter Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:53 Source

The Opposition has demanded that the Government release a full business plan for its heavily revised version of the National Broadband Network.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:43 Source

Big iron is getting pounded today as BHP and FMG fall 2%. RIO is bucking the trend up 0.5% on its results. The mix may be the result of RIO’s plans to open the Silvergrass mine next year though it does not add a great deal in new volumes: Idiocy spreads are flat again: AGO is

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:33 Source

A single dollar can buy an awful lot of coal assets these days – coal generators in Australia and Germany, a coal mine in Queensland, or a share in the biggest coal company. But as market forces turn, Tony Abbott and his government still just don't get it.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:17 Source

The PV power generated also matched up to nuclear. Another first.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:15 Source

Warnings of fewer Tesla deliveries could be eclipsed by mesmerising video of EV-maker's prototype robotic car charger finding its way to a Model S.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:14 Source

On a Q2 earnings call, Musk reports EV production glitches and more than $1 billion in battery orders.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:13 Source

China working on a new initiative for spurring the usage of green vehicles, taking their cue from measures previously launched in the state of California.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:12 Source

If Abbott gets his way on Carmichael coal mine, it will not only be an environmental disaster, but the biggest economic disaster in Australia’s history.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:10 Source

Over the past two years, Microsoft has contracted for 285 MW of renewable power from two off-site wind energy projects.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:08 Source

From the Prime Minister’s website:

“As Prime Minister, Mr Abbott has promised to spend a week each year living and working in an indigenous community. In recent years, Mr Abbott has spent time working as a teacher’s aide in Coen and as a truancy officer in Aurukun as well as participating in Bush Owner Builder indigenous housing project near Hopevale on Cape York. Last year, Mr Abbott and a team of business leaders spent four days helping to refurbish the library of the local school at Aurukun.”

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:08 Source

From Chris Joye today: This brings me to the next Australian recession. While nobody knows when it might arrive, it will happen eventually. And now is the time to think about triggers and business models that might thrive in an adverse climate. One proposed to me by the 12 analysts at the $10 billion equities shop,

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:08 Source

Coal-fired electricity generation is being eclipsed by cheaper renewables in New Zealand, and their PM is not one bit surprised.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:06 Source

France has launched a tender for the world’s first large-scale floating wind farm, inviting proposals for installations off its northern and southern coasts.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:03 Source

Measures distributors are taking under the auspices of 'cost reflective pricing' fall way short of the mark, and open the door to future legal challenges.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:58 Source

Clean Energy Council says Coalition claim Labor RET to cost $85bn based on flawed assumptions, false economics – and ignores plunging cost of renewables.

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

Conventional wisdom in a large earthquake is that large unstable objects tend to fall down in the midst of all the shaking. But not always. In one area of California, close to the famous San Andreas fault, there are a few delicate geological formations that have weathered intense historical earthquakes without falling down.

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

Two security researchers have found six ways to hack a Tesla Model S, according to Wired. But by today, those six techniques will not work.

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

For America, World War II ended in a dark mirror image of the way our involvement began. The December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor was an unannounced pre-emptive strike by Japan on a military base. America's August 6th, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and the subsequent August 9th atomic bombing of Nagasaki, came at the end of an already long war. American bombers had torched many other cities in Japan previously; Hiroshima and Nagasaki were largely untouched by conventional bombs, instead slotted as targets for the first, and to date only, uses of nuclear weapons in anger.

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

Rocks are just about everywhere, but in some areas of the United Kingdom, they are attractive target for thieves. The theft of stones from buildings and historic sites in the UK "has reached epidemic proportions" according to a Member of Parliament testifying about the scourge earlier this summer.

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

The newly popular enzyme CRISPR-Cas9 has lots of impressive possible applications. Inevitably, it will be used to edit human DNA to fight disease.

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

According to emails posted by Wikileaks, aviation giant Boeing was in talks with Italian offensive cyberwar contractor Hacking Team to make a drone that could hack into computers from the sky.

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

This week, South Korea shouted a new entry onto the list of drone countermeasures. A research project by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), set to be presented in DC next week, uses sound to disable the internal gyroscopes that balance drones.

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

Your poop can say a lot about you— what your diet is like, if you come from a place with treated drinking water, or whether or not you're obese. And now, according to a study published recently in Scientific Reports, it can tell researchers what continent you're from, and give them an early indication of disease outbreaks in that specific area.

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

You know that scene in Frankenstein, where the doctor uses electricity to bring the monster to life? While a work of science fiction, electricity does play a key role in all life on earth. Electrical impulses are all around us, powering just about everything we think and do. But how did the first life get that vital spark?

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

Samy Kamkar is a car buff. The cyber security expert enjoys tinkering, particularly in the intersection of automation and the Internet of Things. "I love the new technology that car companies are introducing," he says, "but I worry whether the manufacturers are actually paying attention to the security of these connected vehicles."

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

Someone at the Pentagon must have clicked a bad link. According to reporting by the Daily Beast and NBC, Russia launched an attack on the unclassified email network used by America's Joint Chiefs of Staff, the body of senior military officials that advises the president and defense secretary on military matters.

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Popular Science Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:09 Source

In the time between when you start and finish reading this article, you might check various social media notifications, gaze at your texts, maybe read another few paragraphs of that article on potatoes you meant to read last night. You might think you're multitasking when you do that, but your brain is actually just switching quickly between tasks, and that means that you're probably doing all of them pretty poorly.

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Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:08 Source

What’s the difference between the Australian Test team and the Australian T-20 team? Not much, to be honest. The T20 boys tend to bat a…

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 7, 2015 - 11:57 Source

By Leith van Onselen Today’s housing finance data for June, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), revealed a strong rebound in owner-occupied finance commitments, with investor finance commitments retracing slightly. According to the ABS, total owner-occupier finance commitments (excluding refinancings) rebounded by a seasonally adjusted 6.2% over the month but were down by

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