Category: Science

Qantas world first with waste-free flight

By Laura Daly and Isla Stanich Qantas has completed the world’s first-ever “zero waste” flight, setting an example for other airlines and the rest of the world. Plastic waste is a crisis threatening the survival of ecosystems, wildlife and the

Big bans on big boats: Marine activists warn against super-trawlers

By Laura Daly and Dominic Elsome Ban them, or they will come – that’s the warning from the Australian Marine Conservation Society in a new report on the threat posed by foreign-owned super-trawlers.

Qld vets use 3D tech to treat dogs

Science is taking “paw-sitive” strides for animals. Queensland vets are using 3D technology to diagnose and treat dogs. Brittany Butler reports.

Qld scientists make mental health breakthrough

Queensland scientists have made a breakthrough in the understanding of mental health. It’s hoped they can now find better drug treatments. Isabella Magee reports.

Could robots replace surgeons?

You’ve heard of driverless cars but how do you feel about driverless surgery? Medical researchers are working on robots, to take the place of doctors. Jessica Rendall reports.

Think tank drones down on ways to improve outback health care

The Royal Flying Doctor Service wants to use drones to improve rural health care. It believes they could carry things like snake anti-venom, or even transport patients eventually. Hannah Donnelly reports.

Rocketeers ready for blast-off

A group of budding scientists is ready for blast-off. The ‘UQ Space’ crew are gearing up for Australia’s only rocket competition. Laura Lavelle reports.

Where are all the women in STEMM?

By Laura Daly History has no shortage of accomplished scientists. When we think of extraordinary breakthroughs, names like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Stephen Hawking, and Galileo Galilei come to mind quite easily. But for most of us, it is harder

Space Exploration: Our Next Chapter.

50 year’s after first stepping on the moon, human-kind is looking to put footsteps in a far more ambitious place than ever before. By Tim Lofthouse Up until Apollo 11 made landfall on the lunar surface in 1969, the ambition

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Specialist food company sells its flavour creations to the world

One of Queensland’s most successful food and drinks manufacturers has cornered a special market. Now Flavour Creations is exporting to the world. Aleesha Buckby reports.

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