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Aviation: Boeing's radical 'transonic' wing design could mean higher, faster airplanes

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The future looks interesting for air passengers, with a raft of new designs in the pipeline promising faster planes capable of taking people on longer flights in greater comfort.
 
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Cyclonic system to bring more heavy rain to northern Queensland

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Residents in northern Queensland are being urged to prepare for wild weather and flooding, with ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny expected to dump hundreds of millimetres of rain across coastal communities north of Rockhampton over the next few days.


Brief respite from heat in sight for WA - Australia

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It may feel like it will never be cool over the western parts of the nation again, but southwestern WA should see some respite from the scorching temperatures towards the end of the coming week.


Record hot spell coming to abrupt end in Sydney

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Sydney's record-breaking hot spell is about to end abruptly, cooling by more than 10 degrees this afternoon and staying cool for a few days.

Today's northwesterly winds are causing the city to rapidly heat to the mid-to-high thirties, even in the city, before showers and thunderstorms initiate cooling.


Tropical Cyclone Penny brews into category two system as it moves towards Queensland coast

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Tropical Cyclone Penny ramped up to a category two system overnight, but the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is confident it will weaken as it approaches the Queensland coast.

In its update at 4:51am on Friday, BOM said Penny was located over the Coral Sea in Queensland's north, about 600 kilometres east of Willis Island.


Cyclone Penny tracks away from coast giving far north Queensland reprieve from heavy rain

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Tropical Cyclone Penny has re-formed in the Coral Sea, but is unlikely to bring significant rain to north Queensland in the coming days, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.


Cyclone Penny could re-form and track back towards Queensland coast, Bureau of Meteorology says

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Ex-tropical cyclone Penny could re-form off Queensland within hours but there is uncertainty about whether it will track back towards the coast, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.

Penny uprooted trees and flooded roads when it made landfall yesterday afternoon south of Weipa as a category one system.


New Year's Eve 2018 typo projected onto Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Sydney is one of the first cities on earth to ring in the new year, but revellers around the famous harbour could last night have been forgiven for winding their clocks back.

As a spectacular fireworks display lit up the sky at midnight, a giant typo was beamed onto a Harbour Bridge pylon telling the crowd it was still 2018.


Nature could light up Sydney's sky on NYE

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Following several days of dry and sunny weather, conditions are set to change as 2018 comes to an end.


Australia - Cyclone possible by New Year's Eve, Bureau of Meteorology warns

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Far North Queensland is facing the prospect of its second tropical cyclone in less than a month, after days of rain that have already broken records for December.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said it had been the wettest December on record for Ingham and Cardwell, with both towns receiving more than 1,000 millimetres of rain.