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Australia

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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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2014

...Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) The qualifying body in Australia for professional chemists and a learned society promoting the science and practice of chemistry in all its branches. http://www.raci.org.au/ Official website of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. ...

Uniform Building Code

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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2013

...Building Code ( UBC ) Australian equivalent to the Building Regulations...

knot area ratio

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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...grading process of timber to identify the number of knots in an area of wood. Timber is graded based on the number of defects it has and is given a grade identifying its potential structural use. www.timber.org.au • National timber industry web site of Australia (Forest & Wood Products Australia...

hemp

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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... ( Cannabis sativa ) An annual plant having a stem diameter of 4–20  mm and a stem length of 4.5–5 m containing a bast fibre . Cultivated throughout Russia, Italy, China, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, Poland, France, Netherlands, UK, and Australia. Requires mild climates with high humidity and annual rainfall >700  mm. Uses include: ropes, marine cordage, ships’ sails, carpets, rugs, paper, livestock bedding, and drugs as a result of the narcotic THC content of certain varieties (30 varieties in...

watt-peak

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A Dictionary of Energy Science

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...its units are Wp, kWp, or MWp. The yearly output from a 1 kWp array is numerically equal to the annual amount of solar energy per square metre. A 1 KWp array will provide ~1800 kWh/y in southern California, 850 kWh/y in northern Germany, and 1600–2000 kWh/y in India and Australia...

El Niño

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A Dictionary of Energy Science

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...eastern South America an El Niño gives rise to warmer and wetter weather, and the change in sea conditions can seriously affect the Peruvian fishing industry; there are also noticeable worldwide effects, with a strong El Niño often linked with droughts in Africa, Indonesia, and Australia. The cool phase of the ENSO is termed La Niña . Global warming may change the frequency, strength, and nature of El Niños and La...

CHEMECA

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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...CHEMECA A major annual international conference of the Australian and New Zealand community of chemical engineers and industrial chemists held under the auspices of IChemE in Australia, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute , and the Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand, the Institution of Chemical Engineers in New Zealand. The 2012 conference took place in Wellington, New Zealand. http://www.chemeca2014.com/ Official website for CHEMECA conference 2012. ...

Institution of Chemical Engineers

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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...Institution of Chemical Engineers ( IChemE ) A professional organization founded in 1922 representing around 38,000 (2013) members across 120 countries with its headquarters in Rugby, UK and with offices in Australia, China, Malaysia, and New Zealand. It represents benchmark standards in chemical engineering education and is licensed to award chartered chemical engineering status to qualified engineers. It also publishes research and specialist books on chemical engineering. http://www.icheme.org/ Official website of the Institution of Chemical...

APCChE

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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...a not-for-profit organization that brings together various societies, associations, and institutions of chemical engineering in the Asia Pacific region. This covers the thirteen countries of China, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, India, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Institution of Chemical Engineers are corresponding members. ...

World Chemical Engineering Council

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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...World Chemical Engineering Council (WCEC) An association of leading professional and learned chemical engineering bodies from around the world. It was formally launched in 2001 at the closing ceremony of the Sixth World Congress of Chemical Engineering in Melbourne, Australia, with the aim of raising public awareness of the work and contribution of chemical engineering and chemical engineers. It comprises prominent chemical engineers who influence the scientific structure of the World Congress of Chemical Engineering. The Executive Committee...

projection

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

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...the side-view positions are the opposite of those in first-angle projection, as are the plan and bottom views. The back view is again on the far right. First-angle projection is preferred in the UK and most of the rest of Europe, while third-angle projection is used in the USA, Australia and India. An oblique projection employs horizontal and vertical axes along which a component's actual dimensions are scaled, and an angled axis for receding depth along which the dimensions are often reduced to avoid the impression of distortion. In an isometric drawing...

Communication

Communication: c. 3100 BCE - 2010  

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...States History 1 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Technology Inventions and discoveries Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Europe Britain 1870 1870 Adelaide and Darwin are linked across the entire Australian continent by the Overland Telegraph Line 19th century Technology Australia and Oceania Australia 1871 1871 Italian US immigrant Antonio Meucci files a patent in New York for the invention of the telephone Meucci, Antonio Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Technology Inventions and discoveries North America United...

Engineering

Engineering: c. 515 BCE - 2010  

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...A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 2 1930s 20th century Technology North America United States 1932 1932 One of the defining landmarks of Sydney, in Australia, is opened – the single-span steel arch bridge across the city's harbour Sydney Harbour Bridge The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 1930s 20th century Technology Australia and Oceania Australia 1932 1932 US aviator Amelia Earhart lands in Ireland 15 hours after leaving Newfoundland, to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Earhart, Amelia (1897–1937)...

Technology

Technology: c. 27,000 years ago - 2011  

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...A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 2 1930s 20th century Engineering North America United States 1932 1932 One of the defining landmarks of Sydney, in Australia, is opened – the single-span steel arch bridge across the city's harbour Sydney Harbour Bridge The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 1930s 20th century Engineering Australia and Oceania Australia 1932 1932 US aviator Amelia Earhart lands in Ireland 15 hours after leaving Newfoundland, to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Earhart, Amelia...

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