Earth spins on a tilt of 23.4 degrees off vertical

It’s the Summer Solstice!

Posted Monday 22nd of December 2014

Today, December 22nd is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The summer solstice marks the astronomical start of Summer. From today onwards the days will begin getting shorter again. In Brisbane the day will be 13 hours, 52 minutes and 50 seconds long. Night will be just 10 hours, 7 minutes and…

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Can I use my computer during a storm?

Can I Use a Computer During a Storm?

Posted Monday 15th of December 2014

Is it safe to use a computer during a storm? If you’re been wondering the answer to this question, here’s the comprehensive answer. It depends on what type of computer and how you’re using it. The problem with computers and storms is lightning. Lightning carries a huge amount of electricity and if that electricity makes…

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Hail Falling at Central Station

Why Can’t Queensland Rail do Better in Weather Events?

Posted Monday 1st of December 2014

If you’re a daily rail commuter in Brisbane, it’s like you were stranded in the city twice in two weeks. It’s entirely understandable that such intense severe storm events will shut down the rail network. After all, the tracks at Fortitude Valley were underwater both times! That’s not what this editorialĀ is about. This editorial is…

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