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CSIRO cotton research

THE dream of a cotton shirt that does not need ironing could become a reality. CSIRO Researchers are examining what determines the length, strength and thickness of cotton fibres to see if a plant can be grown with the characteristics of a synthetic. And it could result in cotton clothes …

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Shortfin Barracuda submarines

DEFENCE Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has shot down suggestions Australia should be worried by a catastrophic data breach at the French company entrusted with the $50 billion project to build 12 Australian submarines. Speaking at the base of French company DCNS in Cherbourg, he said he was “not concerned” 22,000 …

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TurboMan action figure

IN 1996, Arnold Schwarzenegger was the star of Christmas movie Jingle All the Way. The film about two guilt-wracked fathers racing around Minneapolis on Christmas Eve in an attempt to buy their sons a sold-out action figure wasn’t a hit by any stretch of the imagination. Despite its awful 17 …

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Holographic porn

AN ADULT camera site is introducing 3D hologram porn so that punters can get simulated thrills from behind their laptop. In what has been heralded as the new era of sex, the folks at CamSoda will unveil the lifelike simulation at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, reports The …

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Grillbot

SUMMER in Australia is the perfect time to head outside and cook up a feed on the barbecue — the only problem is nobody likes the tedious task of cleaning it after use. For most Aussies, cleaning involves a quick once over and then regrets when you see how filthy …

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Hyperloop

HOW do you go about getting a job in a field that doesn’t exist? Melbourne student Matt O’Callaghan was faced with this dilemma two years ago during the final stages of his aerospace engineering degree when he came across Silicon Valley powerhouse Elon Musk’s Hyperloop white paper. The potentially revolutionary, …

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Evapolar review

WHEN the buckle on your seatbelt doubles as a branding iron and your freezer is jam-packed with Zooper Doopers, it’s pretty safe to assume the Australian summer has arrived. While those with airconditioners might not be too concerned about the blistering summer heat, those who only have access to a …

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