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Hydraulic Fracturing as a Method of Sourcing Natural Gas and Oil

Although the scare of Global Warming has calmed down in the past decade, reducing your carbon footprint is still as important now as ever. With smart phones, tablets and bigger and better games consoles paving the way for a new, technology heavy generation, it is important to think about where all our energy comes from and whether or not we can find an alternate way to generate that energy.

As a result of the technological age, we no longer print everything out in order to read it, we use far less paper and most things are accessible online. However there is an electrical cost for running this equipment and primarily we use coal or oil to fuel the technology we easily take for granted. Fossil fuels are a limited energy source and they will eventually run out, so it is important to start switching over to renewable forms of energy.

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Australia: Universities of Choice

The Australian higher education system is composed of an entire sector of universities that provide both domestic and foreign campus opportunities to students from all fields of study. A world of information and practical experiences awaits students as they prepare to extend their classroom knowledge and skills into their chosen profession.

looking-for-adventureAustralia’s 39 universities are designed to respond to performance feedback according to international standards of quality. This standard is set by a collaborative effort from professional, institutional, and governmental groups which periodically review the quality of the university’s many aspects.

The success of this system was verified by the Lisbon Council, who ranked the system top in the world, specifically for the systems’ capability to produce the knowledge-based generation of professionals who are equipped to deal with a changing global information economy. This approach has received a warm response from enrollment statistics, which hover at around one million. The local economy also benefits substantially, as continuous activity contributes a significant amount to the GDP of Australia.

One of the most stunning ratios concerning the Australian university system is its research percentage contribution compared to the total population. The per capita statistic is impressive; although the total population is less than .5% of the world, the research industry in Australia produces 3% of the world’s research data!

Australian universities strive to promote the development of personal potential in its student body. The conceptual orientation is to prepare students to interact in a quickly changing environment and a global economy that is undergoing a serious economic transition.

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Antarctica: A Hidden Gem of a Destination

antarticWith travel to exotic destinations becoming more readily available in this day and age, Antarctica is a destination that is often overlooked despite its overwhelming beauty. Geographical wonders such as the Weddell Sea and Heronia island display all of the tranquility and serenity that Antarctica’s natural environments have to offer. Antarctica will soon become one’s favorite place in the world when they witness natural beauty that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Visitors that travel to Antarctica will marvel at the massive icebergs and mountains with awe and wonder.
Lucky visitors to the beautiful continent can also expect to see a unique array of wildlife. A small sample of the wildlife of Antarctica are the large mass of penguins that gather at Deception Island, the seals of Gustave Channel, and the opportunity to see enormous humpback whales in their natural habitat.
Supplementing the numerous breath-taking natural sights are the recreational activities that are available in Antarctica. Travelers have the option of taking a boat ride to survey the surreal landscape of ice and ocean. Scenic views and areas are bountiful and everyday will be a new adventure. Visitors can survey this arctic paradise by mountain climbing and seeing the grand scale of the environment. The adventure, unique wildlife, and infinite appeal of natural beauty found no where else is why you should go to Antarctica.

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Natural Energy Sources

As Einstein’s famous equation E=mc2 tells us, the only true source of energy is the conversion of matter. The two natural processes that create energy are nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. Nature has provided us with one primary source for each: in the Earth’s core for nuclear fission and in the Sun’s core for nuclear fusion. The energy from these primary natural energy sources is captured in a number of secondary ways to provide humans with energy.

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Fear of Flying and How to Conquer It

Fear-of-Flying phobiaSome believe that a fear of flying is a distinct phobia unrelated to anything else. Others believe that this phobia is actually a combination of other phobia such as a fear of heights, known as acrophobia, or a fear of enclosed spaces, known as claustrophobia. Some have suggested that a fear of flying is linked to agoraphobia in which one is afraid of open spaces, such as can be found in the bright, blue skies. Fear of flying is a symptom of a problem, rather than a problem itself. There are many different causes for a fear of flying also.

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Anthony "Tony" Maglica: Inventor and Free Enterprise Champion

Enterprise ChampionAnthony Maglica is the founder of Mag Instrument Inc. They are the manufacturer of the universally known Mag lite flashlight, which has become standard issue gear for police departments world wide. Maglite flashlights were created by Maglica himself.

Anthony Maglica: The Early Years

Born in New York in 1930, Maglica grew up on the island of  Zlarin off the coast of Croatia where he moved to with his family during the great depression of the 1930’s. During World War II, Croatia was left destitute, in 1950 Maglica decided to move back to the United States of America. Maglica decided to settle in Ontario, California. Anthony Maglica spoke little English when he returned to the states. He found work as a machinist, he learned of a boss who made extra money on the side machining hydraulic parts. Maglica found a metal lathe for a $1000 and convinced the owner to give it to him for a $125 down payment with the agreement to pay the rest with monthly payments. Anthony Maglica’s little side job turned in to a full blown corporation in 1975. This little machine store was the predecessor of the Maglite corporation.

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New study disproves brain and body size ratio as efficient intelligence measure

entertainmentIt has been widely understood that the proportion of brain size vs body size is the most common gauge for animals’ intellectual capabilities. Years of scientific work has relied on this measure to predict intelligence in all forms of animal species. It has become fact that as far as brain size is concerned, that of the human’s was exceptionally large in proportion to its body mass. We understand this in the same way we understand, then, that ants are actually stronger than other bigger animals because they can carry things more than their size and weight.

However, what we know of animal intelligence now may be different in the generations to come. A study performed by a group of scientists from German institutions such as the Ornithology Institute of Max Planck and the Universität Konstanz, along with Britain’s Universal College London have discovered that the connection between the development of the body and the brain is orchestrated by different adaptive mechanisms throughout evolution, and animals have different ways of executing it.

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Training Bees

training-beesThe idea was a crazy one: use bees to find unexploded landmines. This was precisely what Zagreb University professor Nikola Kezic set out to do. The crazy idea turned out to be an ingenious one. Since bees have an impeccable sense of smell, Kezic tried to train a group of bees to identify their source of food with the smell TNT.

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Clear as ice

What’s happening?

Try leaving a glass of tap water on the table for a day without touching it. You’ll notice the sides of the glass are speckled with bubbles. Where did this gas come from? It came right out of the water, in fact. As the water passed through the pipes on its way to your home, gases from the surrounding air were dissolved into it.

As the water warms, it is able to hold less gas. Boiling the water removes a lot of the dissolved gases in the water, just as a glass of water left out on a table will release bubbles.
Freezing the water does the same thing. Ice is formed as the water molecules line up with one another, which also pushes out dissolved gases and minerals. Because the water freezes from the top down, the dissolved gases are pushed slowly to the bottom until it collects into bubbles. Filtered water has less dissolved minerals in it, also making for clearer ice cubes. So should you be using non-filtered water for this activity, to make the difference more obvious?

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New prime Herald's perfect discovery

Six is an interesting number. If you add its factors 1, 2 and 3 together, you get 6. This is a neat trick that only works for some numbers, and mathematicians describe these numbers as perfect.

discoveryThe next perfect number after 6 is 28 (1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14 = 28), and the third perfect number is 496. But most numbers aren’t perfect. Numbers with a sum of factors that falls short of the number are known as deficient. An example is 14, where 1 + 2 + 7 = 10. Others, such as 24, have too large a sum, (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 12 = 36) and are called abundant.

We have found some interesting clues to help us search for perfect numbers. The Greek geometer Euclid found a way of constructing perfect even numbers. He took a type of special number called Mersenne primes and multiplied them by a certain number of 2s. Many years after Euclid, the renowned mathematician Euler showed that all perfect even numbers could be made using Euclid’s formula.

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Coffee Flavours

In this section, we take a quick look at the different modes of preparation of this wonderful drink and the methods followed across different countries and cultures.

Office Party

Following these tips can help ensure you don't become the talk of the party, for all the wrong reasons but can leave a lasting impression for all the right ones!

Home remedy for lowering blood pressure

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association investigated the effects consuming a small amount of commercially available dark chocolate, which contained flavanols, on blood pressure.

Art of beer

To get a good beer to enjoy, we need some rules to observe. In particular, the storage, temperature, cleaning the glass and play a major role.

Children like to be challenged

If you want to find educational toys that your youngsters will take pleasure in enjoying with, the most effective factor to do is have them check it out.

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia

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Dry Or Wet Cat Food?

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Monitoring Software

The Internet can be tricky for parents to deal with because kids often need to use the Internet for school, but parents parents are often worried about the various activities that their children might be engaged in. Peer-to-peer file sharing can lead to lawsuits and even a criminal prosecution. Some teens might engage in activities online that are embarrassing to the family or may lead to viruses or hackers accessing the computer. Fortunately, there are various forms of monitoring software that can offer parental control.

Monitoring software can also be very helpful when parents are trying to learn what their children are up to, such as whether they are attending class or doing their homework.

Many teens use the computer purchased specifically for schoolwork to play computer games or chat with friends. Monitoring software can not only record activities on the computer, but smartphone software such as Mobile Spy can silently record the teen's GPS information, text messages and phone call information.

Monitoring software sits silently on a computer or mobile device and monitors all of the activities carried out on the device, encouraging the teen to consistently use the device for communication. Activity is usually uploaded to an online account so that the parent can monitor activity from anywhere without having to get close to the phone. This is crucial since parents will usually not have physical access to the phone without arousing suspicion.

Many monitoring programs also come with keystroke loggers, which log keys recorded on the computer, a contextual blocker, and features that allow parents to block certain websites. All of these features allow parents to have a peace of mind when allowing their teens to use the Internet.

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