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First day of school

First day of school

Wednesday 29th January 2014, 10:00am

Diesel has a habit of perching himself up on the front fence to greet the people on their way to work - he's quite popular in our street. It was a little busier than it has been in the last few weeks today as it was the first day back at school here in Melbour...

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What’s that smell?

What’s that smell?

Thursday 19th September 2013, 9:00am

Here's a little science fact for you. The average human fart has the following basic gas composition: oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and methane:

Nitrogen: 20-90%Hydrogen: 0-50%Carbon dioxide: 10-30%Oxygen: 0-10%Methane: 0-10%

This is very...

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Nobel Laureate meets with Poo Power!

Nobel Laureate meets with Poo Power!

Thursday 30th May 2013, 6:00pm

Duncan Chew of Poo Power! met up with Nobel Laureate Professor Peter C. Doherty at the University of Melbourne today to compare notes about science communication in Australia.

Following a meeting with Inspiring Australia a week earlier, Duncan reached out to...

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Bag it (Part 2)

Bag it (Part 2)

Friday 24th May 2013, 6:00pm

In noticing a few websites and blogs who have linked back to '' (including Plastic Free July), it has provided the motivation to write the overdue companion piece discussing compostable bags.

Perhaps a bit of context first: At community events such as the rece...

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Bag it (Part 1)

Bag it (Part 1)

Friday 1st March 2013, 1:00pm

A few years ago the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released information about biodegradable, degradable or recyclable claims on plastic bags. Yes, as a consumer it’s confusing as nearly everything these days is described as having some...

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We [Heart] Science

We [Heart] Science

Friday 25th January 2013, 11:00pm

I have been working on Poo Power! for a while now and I felt I was ready to join the Australian Science Communicators - a network of over 500 people working in science and technology communication across Australia and overseas.  I think being called by ABC...

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Let's 'AD' it up

Let's 'AD' it up

Tuesday 8th January 2013, 4:00pm

Let's continue with understanding the science of Poo Power!

To refresh: we know that there are different forms of bioenergy, including biogas, and from the last post ("Blast Off!") we also know some of its common uses. But there's a missing piece to the puzzl...

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Blast Off!

Blast Off!

Saturday 1st December 2012, 11:00pm

The events of the last month have been quite hectic - notably the last week - and I’ve neglected to keep the website updated. If you want to know more, remember that I post quite regularly on Facebook and Twitter for project updates and other interesting dog...

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It's a gas, gas, gas

It's a gas, gas, gas

Thursday 11th October 2012, 11:34am

When I talk about Poo Power! and I mention that one of the functional uses of the energy is to light public parks, some automatically assume that light means electricity. Remember, burning gas can also create light. Just think of a campfire, or those old cam...

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Diesel

Diesel is an inspiration. Plus he makes some of the poo. Diesel is proof that one pooch can make a difference.

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