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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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Frosty mornings for Tasmania

14:26 EST

Tasmania woke to a cold and frosty morning with road weather alerts issued for some areas due to icy conditions and there are more cold mornings to come.

NSW bushfire service helps Canada douse record forest fires

13:47 EST

Parts of eastern Australia are facing an increased threat of bushfires this summer and authorities are gearing up for possibly significant forest fires.

Some farmers too 'proud' to claim drought aid funding

13:38 EST

Maranoa MP Bruce Scott says some farmers are not claiming the Farm Household Allowance because they are reluctant to go into a Centrelink office.