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The City Of Sydney Is Tackling Climate Change With Light-Coloured Roads

Cities are generally hotter than regional areas, due to something called the urban heat island effect; black tarmac on roads and dark suburban roofs can raise temperatures by up to eight degrees Celsius. This means more energy devoted to cooling and air conditioning. The City of Sydney is trialing a lighter colour of asphalt and pavement that reflects more light, reducing the city’s overall energy requirements.


Sydney Now Has A Second 3D Printing Studio

Buying a 3D printer for your home is an expensive (and confusing) undertaking. If you don’t want to drop a couple of grand on a new computer-controlled magical plastic extruder, you’ve got another choice: Sydney now has a second 3D printing studio, out in Parramatta.


Uber Sydney Gives The Bird To The NSW Government, Officially Launches UberX To Everyone

Uber is a taxi app that’s making waves all around the world. It mainly operates on an “ask forgiveness, never permission” model when launching in a new city. Uber Sydney has been trialling low-cost UberX ride-sharing services for a few weeks, and the New South Wales Government has reminded them that it’s against the law. Uber Sydney is now giving said government the bird, taking UberX live to the whole city and rubbing the bureaucrat’s noses in it.


Watch TEDxSydney Live Right Now: Australian Ideas Worth Sharing

From 9am to 6:30pm AEST today — Saturday April 26 — remarkable Australian-lead stories and concepts are being shared on stage from the Opera House in Sydney. From sex and mathematics to musical performances to breakthroughs in neuroscience, watch the live stream right here.


See Sydney In Miniature With This Beautiful Time-Lapse Film

Filippo Rivetti’s time-lapse of Sydney, filmed on Canon’s EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D digital SLRs, is absolutely beautiful. The video is filled with slow, sweeping shots of Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour, the Bridge and general city life, shot from some rare vantage points.


Sydney's Rampaging Water Buffaloes Came From A Samsung Commercial

If you checked out Twitter this morning, you would have quickly noticed that news of Craig Thompson’s sentencing was interrupted by something equally bullish: a pair of water buffaloes running down Newtown’s main street.


The (Floating) Sun Rises In Sydney Harbour

The (floating) sun also rises in Sydney Harbour — in this case, for Opera Australia’s outdoor production of Madama Butterfly. Each night, the sailcloth orb is inflated by two fans and illuminated by 12 LED lights. “Orb master” Andrew Tindal-Davies sits inside, making sure the sun rises without a hitch. [James Morgan for Opera Australia]


Sydney's Crazy Storm Looked Way Better In Time-Lapsed 4K

Briefly: Remember that crazy storm that hit Sydney a few weeks back? It looked like a giant alien ship was to emerge from the cloud and lay waste to all we held dear. Someone was smart enough to pull out a 4K camera and start recording what turned out to be a gorgeous-looking time-lapse.


Google Is Mapping The Bottom Of Sydney Harbour

What mysteries lurk under the surface of Sydney Harbour? That’s what Google wants to find out by mapping Sydney’s murky depths with a raft of gadgets, tablets and underwater cameras for a new Street View project.


Photos: Storm Over Sydney Looks Like 'Independence Day'

There’s a storm rolling in over Sydney right now. A big one. Interestingly, it actually looks like an alien craft is about to emerge from the cloud in a very Independence Day like way. Check out these photos.