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Australian scientists undiscover small Pacific island

Australian scientists undiscover small Pacific island

With the modern age of satellite mapping and Google Maps, you might expect that the map of Earth's landmass, including islands, around the globe is correctly and accurately mapped. However, it appears that errors in mapping do occur as evidenced by a group of geologists from the University of Sydney who undiscovered a small Pacific island. The small island is in the Coral Sea and is called Sandy Island.

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Panasonic to offer live broadcast of Australian total solar eclipse next month

Panasonic to offer live broadcast of Australian total solar eclipse next month

Panasonic has announced that it plans to live broadcast a total solar eclipse from Australia next month. One of the most interesting things about the live broadcast of the total solar eclipse is that Panasonic will use its solar panel technology and lithium-ion batteries to power the broadcast. That means Panasonic will be filming the sun using power generated by the sun, which is pretty cool.

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Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder radio telescope starts searching the skies today

Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder radio telescope starts searching the skies today

Scientists and researchers in Australia have a new tool to study the heavens with the launch of one of the world's fastest telescopes set for today. Rather than being an optical telescope, this is a radio telescope dubbed the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder. The radio telescope is in Western Australia and has 36 antennas each with a diameter of 40 feet.

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Apple vs Samsung Australia battle begins

Apple vs Samsung Australia battle begins

The Australian chapter of the ever-epic court battles saga unfolding over the past year between Apple and Samsung has officially begun. This case will take place over the course of what's being reported as a likely three months or more set of back-and-forth court dates for the tech titans. Australia's set of forces between Apple and Samsung are unique in the fact that not only has Apple sued Samsung, Samsung has sued Apple - and they've both got a stack of patents a mile high to back their good names up.

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Apple fined $2.28m in Australia over 4G iPad court case

Apple fined $2.28m in Australia over 4G iPad court case

It looks like the iPad 4G fiasco in Australia has come to an end, although we imagine Apple isn't exactly happy with the result. If you remember, the company sold “WiFi + 4G” versions of the new iPad in Australia, but the tablet wouldn’t work on the country’s LTE networks, causing confusion among customers. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission set out to make things right by taking the case to court, and now Apple has been ordered to pay a AUD $2.55 million (~$2.28 million) fine.

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Samsung sues Australia’s patent office over Apple IP

Samsung sues Australia’s patent office over Apple IP

Samsung has sued the Australian patent commissioner in the hope of forcing a review of key Apple patents, arguing that the protected technology was outside of the scope of the patent office's powers. The four patents - which variously cover gesture-unlocking, photo management, list scrolling and document handling - were all granted between 2009 and 2010, ITNews reports, with Samsung claiming that they duplicate existing innovation patents already in the Australian system.

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Australia to test ‘tour guide robot’

Australia to test ‘tour guide robot’

If you thought navigating through crowded museums was a hassle right now, just wait until you have to watch out for speeding robots that people are able to control from anywhere in the world. Okay, so that's kind of a sign of where the future may lead, but for now, the idea of bringing in a robotic creature into an Australian museum will have a tepid presence, and its accessibility will be limited to school children.

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