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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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Fire and strong wind warnings still in place as a heatwave conditions ease across south-eastern states

15:54 EDT

Sweltering conditions have eased in Melbourne and much of South Australia, but a cool change "cannot come fast enough" for parts of south-east Australia still facing fire danger and soaring temperatures.

Bundaberg East flood levee business case being finalised, federal funding dependent on detail

13:14 EDT

The Federal Government has asked for more detail before contributing the $40 million needed for Bundaberg East's flood levee to proceed.

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