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CQUniversity researchers collecting sea grass at Gladstone. Photo credit: Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre

Griffith researchers at Sea Jellies Illuminated research lab at Sea World. Photo credit: Griffith Coastal and Marine Research Centre

QUT research to understand coral attachment and reproduction for reef restoration. Photo credit: Collaborative coral by Brett Lewis QUT

UniSQ researcher examining a crop at the Tosari Crop Research Centre. Photo credit: Anna Singleton - University of Southern Queensland

Close up of the pore structure of a hydrogel membrane. Photo credit: Dr Katrin Kockler - Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

UniSC A/Prof Kathy Townsend researcher in marine conservation. Photo credit: University of the Sunshine Coast

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  • Now open - 2024 Young Tall Poppy Awards

    The 2024 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are now accepting applications. These awards are delivered in partnership with the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) and the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist and recognise researchers who demonstrate scientific excellence and community engagement.

    28 Feb 2024

    Advanced manufacturingBiotechnologyDefence, aviation & spaceDigital economyEnergyEngineeringEnvironment & natureFood & agricultureHealth & medicalMining & resourcesQuantumSocial sciencesTransportTropical

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  • Is there an alternative to 10,000 kilometres of new transmission lines? Yes – but you may not like it

    Building transmission lines is often controversial. Farmers who agree to host new lines on their property may be paid, while other community members protest against the visual intrusion. Pushback against new lines has slowed development and forced the government to promise more consultation. It’s not a new problem. Communities questioned…

    27 Feb 2024

    EnergySocial sciences

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  • Corporate race to use AI puts public at risk: UniSC study (2)

    A rush by Australian companies to use generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is escalating the privacy and security risks to the public as well as to staff, customers and stakeholders, according to a UniSC study.

    27 Feb 2024

    Digital economySocial sciences

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  • A healthy outlook: Building a workforce to shape the AI frontier

    As our nation’s leaders shape Australia’s future, few challenges loom larger or evolve faster than artificial intelligence. AI-driven opportunity, underscored by careful consideration around governance and implementation, will be at the core of what should be seen as an exciting wave of optimisation across the career landscape.

    27 Feb 2024

    Digital economy

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  • Video game rewards study reveals gamer Good Samaritans

    Gamers who chose to be good Samaritans while playing through a zombie apocalypse were more likely to be prosocial post-game, according to new QUT research.

    26 Feb 2024

    Digital economySocial sciences

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  • QUT to host Bavaria-Queensland Research Alliance Workshop

    QUT will host the Bavaria-Queensland Research Alliance Workshop this week which will allow researchers from the two states to explore and develop collaborative projects aligned on critical areas such as greener fuels, energy storage, manufacturing and emission reduction technologies.

    26 Feb 2024

    Advanced manufacturingBiotechnologyDigital economyEnergyEnvironment & natureQuantum

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