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Breakthrough discovery reveals how thirsty trees pull water to their canopies

01-02-2016 A scientific mystery about how trees pull water from the ground to their top branches has been solved by an international team of researchers from QUT and the University of Leicester.  

Where women live influences decisions about breast cancer treatment

21-01-2016 New joint research has found that the distance to cancer services may be influencing the treatment intentions of regional Queensland women diagnosed with breast cancer.

QUT and Global Road Technology invest in building better roads

23-12-2015 A new research partnership between QUT and Global Road Technology will deliver health and safety benefits for mine sites, regional towns and third-world countries through spray-on, “instant” roads that can make dirt roads as hard-wearing as bitumen.

QUT's top stories for 2015

22-12-2015 Plump ponies, cyberchondria, Mars stars and spectacular robots – if you kept up with the news in 2015, the chances are you saw QUT’s world-class research among the headlines. Here are the top 15 QUT stories that found their way into hearts and living rooms around the world.

Award-winning performance secures ‘Oscars of higher education’ for QUT

21-12-2015 QUT has won two prestigious prizes and had its learning and teaching methods recognised among the world’s most innovative at an international higher education awards ceremony.

$800k grant to bring blood and nutrients to 3D printed organs

16-12-2015 An exciting QUT project to develop sophisticated bio-inks to address the challenge of supplying nutrients and removing waste products from 3D printed replacement body organs, has been funded with a $812,460  ARC Future Fellowship grant to  Dr Tim Dargaville.

Unclean water supply may contribute to lower life expectancy in remote Australia

14-12-2015 Lack of access to sufficient, clean, safe water could contribute to the 10-year average life expectancy gap between people who live in many rural and remote areas and those living metropolitan Australia, a QUT public health engineer says.

From SimCity to the City of the Gold Coast

07-12-2015 From SimCity to the City of the Gold Coast, planning ahead is paying off for Nicole Willis, who this year became one of the youngest ever Queensland vice-presidents of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

A waste of energy – climate action communique to COP21 leaders

03-12-2015 More than 60 per cent of energy in heavy industry is wasted, making it a prime target for climate action by leaders at Paris 2015, according to Associate Professor Gareth Forde from Queensland University of Technology.

Clean and green: Energy efficiency boost for engineers of the future

23-11-2015 A virtual classroom that will help Australia's universities create "greener" engineers of the future has opened online.


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