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 13 Dec 2017 

Science Daily
Shatter-proof mobile phone screens a step closer
Science Daily
Date: December 12, 2017; Source: Australian National University; Summary: An international study on glass could lead to the development of shatter-proof mobile phone screens. Share: FULL STORY. The silicate melt is poured on a graphite plate to make ...
ANU moves closer to fracture-proof phone screensZDNet
New discovery brings shatterproof screens a step closerTechSpot
Cracked phone screens may soon be a thing of the pastNew Zealand Herald
VICE -Brisbane Times -ABC Online -Xinhua
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 13 Dec 2017 

CBS News
Big bird: Ancient penguin was as big as a human, New Zealand fossils confirm
New Zealand Herald
Its partial skeleton included a thigh-bone - or femur - measuring more than 6 inches (161 mm) in length. AP. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter twitter. Share ...
Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling PredatorsNew York Times
Giant penguins roamed OtagoOtago Daily Times
This human-sized penguin isn't even the largest ancient penguin we know aboutPopular Science
NPR -The Guardian -Live Science -TVNZ
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 13 Dec 2017 

Washington Post
Rocket launch delayed but crowds keen
New Zealand Herald
Rocket Lab failed to launch yesterday as spectators eagerly awaited lift off . PHOTO / Paul Taylor. Hawkes Bay Today. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter ...
Rocket Lab launch aborted seconds from launchRadio New Zealand
Electron countdown aborted at engine start, next launch attempt WednesdaySpaceflight Now
Rocket Lab Aborts Test Launch Seconds Before LiftoffSpace.com
CTV News -SpaceNews -Newshub -Space Daily
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 12 Dec 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Earth's newest landform is a Tongan island and it's helping with Mars research
Stuff.co.nz
Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai is the first island of this type to erupt and persist in the modern satellite era, it gives scientists an unprecedented view from space of its early life and evolution. The world's youngest landform came into existence in a ...
This tiny South Pacific Island should be dead by now, but it's still alive and kickingPopular Science
Hunga Tonga: New Volcanic Pacific Island Gives NASA a Glimpse of Life on MarsNewsweek
Birth of new island could help search for life on Mars: NASACTV News
BGR -Live Science -Cosmos -Daily Star
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 13 Dec 2017 

Daily Telegraph
New Commodore: How much you'll pay for the new breed
Daily Telegraph
THE greatest challenge Holden has is convincing prospective buyers just to take the new Commodore for a test drive. It's already started to pique interest with a starting price of $33,690. Australian manufacturing of the Commodore has just finished ...
Holden release prices, specifications for the 2018 CommodoreNine

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 13 Dec 2017 

TechCrunch
Facebook will no longer always divert international advertising revenue to Ireland
TechCrunch
Facebook today said it is shifting to a “local selling structure” in countries outside the U.S., in which its advertising revenue in that country will be recorded by their local company in the country. That means that rather than directly route its ...
Facebook to book advertising revenue locallyBusiness Standard
Facebook's Irish tax move 'increases pressure on others'Irish Times
'We are seeing more need' - Kidscan alarmed at prospect of $350000 funding cutTVNZ
The Guardian -BBC News -The Times -RTE.ie
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 13 Dec 2017 

Newstalk ZB
BUT WHAT'S IT ACTUALLY FOR?
Newstalk ZB
I've sampled an array of speakers, headphones and earbuds to see which sound best. I've worn things on my wrist that are smarter than I am. I've even used devices to help me sleep, ease my back pain and make me sit up straighter. As for the phones ...

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 13 Dec 2017 

Daily Telegraph
New flights from China to Brisbane expected to boost tourism in Whitsundays
Daily Telegraph
A NEW direct flight from China to Brisbane is expected to bring about 85,000 Chinese tourists to the Whitsundays over the next four years. The first Air China flight carrying the airline's executives touched down in Brisbane on Monday. Tourism ...

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 13 Dec 2017 

Laboratory Equipment
Scientists Urge Endangered Listing for Cheetahs
Laboratory Equipment
A comprehensive assessment of cheetah populations in southern Africa supported by the National Geographic Society reveals the dire state of one of the planet's most iconic big cats. In a study published in the open-access journal PeerJ, researchers ...
Southern Africa's cheetah population much smaller than believedScienceBlog.com (blog)
Time running out for cheetahs as scientists fear for future of world's fastest land animalInternational Business Times UK
Experts Urged To Include Cheetah among the IUCN Red List of Endangered SpeciesSwiftNary
Science Daily -The Silver Ink -The News Recorder -News Heads
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 13 Dec 2017 

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