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Drone technology plants the seed for stopping weed invasion

18-04-2018 Artificial intelligence, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and high-resolution cameras have been successfully used to automatically detect and map an aggressive weed, in an effort to stop it spreading through Queensland’s coastal dunes.

Transforming health delivery and tackling food waste

17-04-2018 QUT is a research partner in two new research centres that aim to transform health delivery and tackle food waste.

The right crust: finding Earth’s early pulse

17-04-2018 QUT researchers have determined how the ancient portion of the Australian continent formed and evolved between 3.6 billion and 3.4 billion years ago.

Queensland’s role in WWI brought to life

13-04-2018 One hundred years on from the end of World War 1, an interactive, digital exhibition at QUT’s The Cube is set to bring the past to the present, in the lead up to this year’s Anzac Day.

Royal reception at Old Government House

04-04-2018 Their Royal Highnesses Charles, The Prince of Wales, and The Duchess of Cornwall received a warm welcome at Old Government House on QUT’s Gardens Point campus today to start their Australian tour.

Innovative QUT students awarded Westpac technology scholarships

16-04-2018 Seven passionate QUT students have been named among the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation's Young Technologists for their incredible capacity to create meaningful change.

KOALAs on Gold Coast air quality patrol during Games

28-03-2018 These KOALAs are not furry like their marsupial namesakes but they are sitting up high, in the Commonwealth Games Village and at nearby Gold Coast locations, and providing real-time data on the coast’s ambient air quality.

Biofuels the gateway to Australia’s bioeconomy

28-03-2018 Increased use of 10 per cent ethanol-blended petrol (E10) in Australia could create more than 8600 direct and indirect jobs, attract $1.56 billion in investment and generate more than $1.1 billion in additional revenue each year in regional areas, a new report by QUT researchers has found.

Catch John at Games baton relay … if you can!

27-03-2018 QUT’s 90-year-old palaeobotanist, runner and world champion bodybuilder John Rigby will add another honour to his list of achievements this week when takes part in the Queen’s Baton Relay for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

QUT News & Events Wrap – March 26 edition

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