An online giant’s arrival in Australia will shake up electrical wholesaling. Paul Skelton paints a picture to challenge existing sales models. It is 22 years since the world was introduced to Amazon.com – then a simple online book store. However, founder Jeff Bezos already had big ambitions for the fledgling company. “We are able to offer more items for sale than any retailer in history, thanks entirely to the internet,” he said at the launch.
A new Australian product is set to change that way air conditioners cool a building. Paul Skelton reports. Australia’s 45 million-odd air conditioning units consume nearly half of all electricity the country produces. Presumably then, this market is on the cusp of a revolution. An electrician by trade, Steve Heaton has spent the best part of a decade developing a new technology that addresses energy efficiency of air conditioners by repurposing the waste water generated by these systems.
A deeper understanding of how lighting affects our circadian rhythm has given rise to the introduction of bio-adaptive lighting: products that replicate the variations in colour and intensity of light found in the natural world. Paul Skelton explains. Despite being around for more than 100 years, artificial light is still relatively ‘new’ when you consider humankind’s evolutionary process.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".