mining

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Using geology and AI, a virtual model of how the Earth's tectonic plates have evolved can help reveal deposits of copper.

Mars colony

Robotic mining that can provide water and fuel is the key to developing a colony on the red planet within the next 30 years.

A bend in Northern Territory's Surprise Creek which is covered in lily pads

Waste rock wrongly classified as harmless and a leaking dam could have devastating impact on the local environment and community near the McArthur River Mine.

Mars mission

From solar sail-powered spacecraft, to laser communications, to asteroid detection systems, there is no shortage of Australian ideas and expertise to help NASA explore the Moon and Mars.

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Australia cannot distance itself from moral responsibility for emissions from exported fossil fuels.

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Material Place: Reconsidering Australian Landscapes brings together artists who are thinking through the materiality and representation of the Australian landscape.

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The mining sector is lucrative and influential and is crying out for students, write Mark Hoffman and Paul Hagan.

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Coal mining and possibly groundwater extraction are responsible for the recent drying out of Thirlmere Lakes in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, a new UNSW report concludes.

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Worse-than-expected business investment in both manufacturing and mining provides another nod towards secular stagnation, writes Richard Holden.

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​From autonomous mining to missions to capture asteroids for fuel – all will be discussed this week at the 3rd International Future Mining Conference in Sydney.

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