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X-rays

The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that has a very short wave length. It has a wavelength longer than gamma rays, yet shorter than visible light. X-rays can penetrate various thicknesses of all solids, and when absorbed by a gas, can result in ionization.

Xenon

An inert gas that occurs at extremely low concentration in the atmosphere.

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Brisbane cools off quickly

10:40 EST

After a few balmy days, the cold is set to hit southeast QLD.

Drought assistance to be dramatically ramped up by Turnbull Government

09:42 EST

In an admission of the size and scope of the current drought crisis gripping parts of the nation, the Federal Government will today announce a significant increase in the funding available for struggling communities.

Wave starved east coast will finally see some larger swell

14:25 EST

The wave climate along the east coast of Australia has been on the tiny to small side of the scale in the last few weeks.