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Queensland road trip set to test Artificial Intelligence on real Aussie roads

14-02-2019 QUT researchers will take an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system on a road trip of south-east Queensland to ensure the autonomous cars of the future will be smart enough to handle tough Australian road conditions.

Humans of IFE: Victoria Coyne

19-02-2019 Field of expertise: GenomicsPosition title: Senior Genomics Technologist

Pilot plant to turn sugarcane waste into biofuel and beer bottles

14-02-2019 QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either jet and diesel fuel or chemicals that could be used to make plastic soft drink and beer bottles.

QUT and UQ join forces to optimise research efforts

19-02-2019 QUT’s Central Analytical Research Facility (QUT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The University of Queensland’s Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (UQ) on February 1, formalising a long-standing agreement to share expertise and equipment access to enhance research efforts.

Leaves are sophisticated environmental sensors

12-02-2019 A new international study shows that using plants as sensors of environmental change gives us another important tool for understanding the consequences of these changes for our life support systems.

Funding awarded for sustainable antioxidant in animal feed and aquaculture industries

15-02-2019 QUT researcher Dr Carlos Horacio Luna-Flores has started his Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship in collaboration with a world-leading biotechnology company specialising in high quality animal feed supplements.

IFE Research in focus: Game on for environmental learning

06-02-2019 This project aims to foster the sensory exploration and environmental learning of primary school students through an environmental education augmented reality game app, which was co-designed with Oakleigh State School and a number of industry partners.

QUT ‘golden banana’ humanitarian honoured

21-01-2019 QUT scientist and humanitarian, Distinguished Professor James Dale, who has developed potentially lifesaving bananas for some of the poorest people on earth is the 2019 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year.

Donors back drones to detect coral bleaching

07-02-2019 QUT Giving Day 2018 donations are powering a unique project to ramp up rapid response efforts to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

QUT supporters passionate to save Great Barrier Reef

31-01-2019 Thanks to the generosity of our donors, QUT researchers are applying their expertise in data analytics, mathematics, robotics, earth science and biomaterials to protect Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef. 


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