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/ Sep 13, 2017

China sets up first quantum communications network

China has set up its first "commercial" quantum network in the northern province of Shandong, its latest step in advancing a technology expected to enable hack-proof communications. China says it is at the forefront of developing quantum technology. In August it sent its first "unbreakable" ...

Australia's winter was hottest on record

/ Sep 1, 2017

Australia's winter was hottest on record

Australia experienced its hottest winter on record this year amid a long-term warming trend largely attributed to climate change, the weather bureau said Friday. Maximum daytime temperatures were 1.9 degrees Celsius (3.4 Fahrenheit) above the long-term national average of 21.8 during the June-August season, the ...

Breakthrough reported in treating peanut allergy

/ Aug 17, 2017

Breakthrough reported in treating peanut allergy

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible. In clinical trials conducted by scientists at Melbourne's Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, children ...

/ Aug 10, 2017

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday. China launched the world's first quantum satellite last August, to help establish "hack-proof" communications, a development ...