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Artificial intelligence to take drone data from the reef to the cloud

17-04-2019 A QUT researcher who is using drones and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to monitor the health of the Great Barrier Reef has received backing from software giant Microsoft as part of its US$50 million AI for Earth program.

QUT researchers joining the dots from space

16-04-2019 QUT researchers will be joining the biggest investment in space industry research development in Australia’s history, with the announcement of the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

Support IFE research on #QUTGivingDay 2019

17-04-2019 Save-the-date for the second annual #QUTGivingDay on Thursday 16 May 2019, which invites students, staff and alumni to support QUT programs, projects and research.

QUT focus on Future Food Systems

15-04-2019 QUT researchers will play a key part in developing smart logistics to link growers with their markets and high-tech methods of growing customised food, with the announcement of the Future Food Systems Cooperative Research Centre.

QUT researchers charge ahead on battery storage

11-04-2019 QUT researchers will lead key research projects in expanding Australia’s battery industry from mining to manufacturing, with the announcement of the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre.

Pilot plant to purify bore and industrial waste water

09-04-2019 QUT has opened a pilot plant at Banyo to study technology for removing salts from bore water, industrial wastewater and sea water to produce high-quality drinking water.

Global ranking of university impact

04-04-2019 QUT has been ranked 46th globally in the world’s first global attempt to measure the impact universities have on society.

Too much of a good thing: curbing farm fertilisers

03-04-2019 A QUT researcher is developing a soil-monitoring sensor that mimics the way plants detect nutrients through their roots, to help farmers reduce their reliance on over-fertilisation – and reduce the chance of excess fertiliser ending up in our food.

IFE Research in focus: Improving building safety in earthquake zones

17-04-2019 This research project is developing an innovative connection for future steel modular buildings constructed in regions that are prone to severe earthquakes. The connection is being trialled at IFE’s Banyo Pilot Plant under dynamic loads, which change in size, position or direction just like a real earthquake to determine how the structure will respond.

Humans of IFE: Crystal Cooper

17-04-2019 Expertise: Parasitology and MicrobiologyPosition: Electron Microscopy Senior Technologist


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