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‘The future, now’: Solar-powered bus takes first passengers

‘The future, now’: Solar-powered bus takes first passengers

An electric bus powered with 100 per cent solar energy carried its first regular passengers on Monday as it entered service in TransLink’s fleet.

  • by Stuart Layt

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Asian shoppers, greyer citizens and climate: three megatrends shaping NSW

Asian shoppers, greyer citizens and climate: three megatrends shaping NSW

What’s in store for NSW in the coming decade and beyond?

  • by Matt Wade
Cities will get smarter but its citizens must too, expert warns

Cities will get smarter but its citizens must too, expert warns

An urban planning expert says south-east Queensland is well poised for growth over the next few decades, but the digital future has to be planned for.

  • by Stuart Layt
Qld scientists saw the light, now they hope others are on their wavelength

Qld scientists saw the light, now they hope others are on their wavelength

Researchers create an algorithm that will predict what different wavelengths of light will do to different chemicals.

  • by Stuart Layt
How Gen Z will lead the pandemic recovery in a technological world

How Gen Z will lead the pandemic recovery in a technological world

While they have been hit hard by the pandemic, members of Generation Z have the potential to drive the recovery if they’re properly supported, a report has found.

  • by Stuart Layt
QUT team use Star Wars film technology to predict healthcare of the future

QUT team use Star Wars film technology to predict healthcare of the future

A short film using cutting-edge technology showcases what trauma treatment could look like in Queensland in 10 years’ time.

  • by Stuart Layt
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The happy accident that showed scientists how to string silver atoms

The happy accident that showed scientists how to string silver atoms

The strings of atoms show promise for use as thermal switches in tiny nanocomputers after it was found they stopped conducting above a certain temperature.

  • by Stuart Layt
Qld government must have detailed maps to keep driverless cars on track

Qld government must have detailed maps to keep driverless cars on track

The latest report into the viability of driverless cars shows governments need to partner with digital mapping companies to ensure the vehicles know where they’re going.

  • by Stuart Layt
Cutting-edge tech creates order from chaos so scientists see the light

Cutting-edge tech creates order from chaos so scientists see the light

UQ researchers have been part of a team developing a way to supercharge processes using light beams, including medical imaging and telecommunications.

  • by Stuart Layt
Humans lose to machines every time. We need to plan for that, expert says

Humans lose to machines every time. We need to plan for that, expert says

As the number of systems joining humans with machines increases, engineers are being urged to consider the "human bottleneck" when designing systems.

  • by Stuart Layt
Speaking to a robot could flag early warning signs of dementia

Speaking to a robot could flag early warning signs of dementia

Queensland researchers have developed an AI which can detect early signs of dementia in speech, with hopes it can be used as an early warning tool for mental decline.

  • by Stuart Layt