Category: Science

Students flying high with drone piloting classes

It’s up, up and away for 13 lucky Brisbane students studying to become drone pilots. They’re the first high schoolers in the country to have this program in their curriculum. Lily Greer reports.

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More money to be spent on fighting the flu

Health authorities will spend more money on diagnosing influenza next year. Queensland is still recovering from one of the worst flu seasons on record. Jessamy Tredinnick reports.

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New app to support people with delirium

Queensland doctors have developed an app to help diagnosis a disease called delirium. It’s often confused with dementia and that causes profound problems. Madeline Paulson reports.

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Energy prices the focus for Federal Parliament

Federal cabinet has discussed a national energy policy. Among the key issues energy prices, reliability and renewable energy, and a new report says consumers need to say no to bad deals from retailers. Jorja McDonnell reports.

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New drink promises to make you PERKii

A health drink scientifically developed in Brisbane has won major government funding. The probiotic drink, called ‘PERKii’, could soon be available in shops across the country. Andy Strudwick reports.

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Queensland skin centre offers world leading treatment

Burns patients in Queensland will soon be able to grow their own skin. The world-leading treatment will be offered at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital which has opened the state’s first skin culture centre. Ethan Gould reports.

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Highschoolers attend QUT STEM camp

It may be school holidays, but some Queensland secondary students are still hard at work. They’re attending a special camp at QUT focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths. Rachael Maguire reports.

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Brisbane company unveils solar-powered race car

A Brisbane company is claiming line honours in the race to make the world’s first commercially available solar-powered car. Their company has unveiled a racing version, for next month’s Darwin to Adelaide solar challenge. Tim Shepherd reports.

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Euthanasia may soon be allowed in Victoria

Victoria’s Premier has introduced a bill to Parliament, calling for legal euthanasia. If passed the bill will allow the terminally ill to access lethal medication, with stringent requirements. Georgia Garland reports.

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Save big on E10 fuel

There’s some good news for Queensland motorists. A fuel retailer is offering a six-cents a litre discount on E10. The state government has praised the move, hoping it forces others to follow suit and boost the biofuels industry. Rob Lutton

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