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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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South reeling as severe weather spreads east

10:45 EDT

Severe weather will spread over parts of eastern Australia today after a wild night in the nation's south.

Pineapple farmers apply 'sunblock' to fruit as Queensland heatwave reaches peak

09:58 EDT

Pineapple farmers on the Sunshine Coast are concerned their fruit will burn and become unsaleable as a heatwave in south east Queensland reaches its peak today.

SA weather: Thousands without power after wild storms cross state

09:45 EDT

About 33,000 properties are without power in South Australia, with Adelaide being the hardest hit, after a storm front crossed the state last night.