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QUT develops new model to better predict crash blackspots

03-05-2016 QUT has developed a new blackspot identification method that offers an unbiased prediction of crash counts and allows a more accurate way to identify high-risk crash sites.

New technologies to eliminate fossil fuel use in the sugar industry

28-04-2016 QUT researchers are leading the way in developing and testing new technologies as part of a $5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry.

QUT students among first 100 Westpac Bicentennial Scholarships

26-04-2016 Nine QUT students have been named among the first 100 Westpac Scholars for their drive, imagination and potential to shape the future of Australia.

3D printed ear research boosted with Advance Queensland scholarship

20-04-2016 Printing 3D ears for people born with microtia – a congenital condition where the external ear is underdeveloped or non-existent that affects 2-3 births in 10,000 – is the subject of an Advance Queensland Scholarship for QUT PhD student Rena Cruz.

Superconductors unveiled at QUT research facility

20-04-2016 Prototype high-temperature superconductors were unveiled at a QUT research facility this week, as part of a landmark research agreement between German engineering giant Siemens, QUT and the Australian Government’s Defence Science and Technology Group.

QUT professor leads Australia’s first robotic hip operation

19-04-2016 Australia's first robotically assisted hip replacement operation is being performed in Brisbane today under the leadership of QUT's Professor of Orthopaedic Research, Ross Crawford.

Nanostructures grown on fabric can mop up oil spills

18-04-2016 Oil spills at sea, on the land and in your own kitchen could one day easily be mopped up with a new multipurpose fabric covered with semi-conducting nanostructures, developed by a team of researchers from QUT, CSIRO and RMIT.

Alumni giving back to local tech community

28-04-2016 Tanda, a time and attendance software company founded by four QUT alumni, is creating innovation and design opportunities for students in a move to give back to the programming community. 

QUT to host 2017 Young Universities Summit

07-04-2016 QUT is proud to be announced as host of the next Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Summit to be held in Brisbane from 5-7 April 2017, the first time the event will be held in the Southern Hemisphere.

Spatial science and statistics turns the tide for cold-water biodiversity

06-04-2016 A new study on mountain streams offers hope for cold-water species in the face of climate change and is just the “tip of the iceberg” for global environmental monitoring, according to a QUT researcher.


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