40 years on, Star Wars robots a reality

It’s 40 years, since ‘Star Wars’ first hit the silver screen, launching into our lives forever.

Now robots like R2-D2 are no longer just a sci-fi fantasy.

Lexy Haggard reports.

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Johnathon Thurston ruled out of Origin One

Champion five-eighth Johnathan Thurston is officially out of State of Origin Game One.

Scans revealed his injured shoulder won’t be right in time.

Bronco Anthony Milford will make his debut next Wednesday.

Bryce Heaton reports.

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Experts are still fighting over whether chocolate is good for us

By Tamika Seeto

Produced for online by Melissa Mackay


Source: Pixabay

A small amount of chocolate per week can help prevent atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition that makes the heart beat at an abnormal rhythm, according to a new Harvard University study.

The study analysed the diet of more than 55,000 people in Denmark over the past 13 years to find that the reduction in AF was highest for people consuming two to six servings of chocolate a week.

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Australia’s biggest morning tea could do with a few more blokes

Suncorp volunteers assist the Cancer Council at their biggest morning tea at Stamford Plaza. Photo: Joseph Lam

By Joseph Lam

Australia’s biggest morning was held at Stamford Plaza earlier today and while cancer does not discriminate on the basis of gender it appears morning teas still do.

The annual event which raised $2.2 million last year and aims for $2.5 million this year, is in its 24th year this year and as the Cancer Council continues to grow it could do with a little more help from its males.

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Queensland Foodbank feeds thousands and still struggles to meet demand

by Annie Pullar

Produced for online by Melissa Mackay

Source: Foodbank


Everyday more than 400,000 Queenslanders are left worrying about where their next meal is coming from, or if it will be there at all.

Foodbank Queensland rescues more than 12 million kilograms of food each year, helping community groups and schools across the state feed people who would otherwise go without.

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Future of Australian farming looks grim, as population continues to age

By Cayla Marchant

Produced for online by Melissa Mackay


Source: Pixabay

The value of Australian agricultural exports has grown from $8.2 to $32.5 billion in the past 30 years, but the number of young farmers is plummeting.

The workforce is aging and it is  becoming harder to keep skilled workers and attract new ones.

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QUT Radio News – Thursday 25 May 2017

The headlines, noisy protesters call for the Adani mine to be given the heave-ho.

A food charity says it could help 10 times as many people – and still not reach everyone.

And scientists say chocolate’s good for you, but is it?

QUT Radio News is brought to you by Tamika Seeto and Zarisha Bradley.

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Innovation and enterprise key to future jobs

By Megan Dennis

Produced for online by Lily Nothling

Will robots be taking over our jobs? Will the period of retirement be longer? What is the changing face of capitalism?

These are just some of the questions experts will answer at a State Library of Queensland panel focusing on the way we work and the future of digital innovation.

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Uluru summit to address constitutional recognition

Produced by Kurravi Piggott

Uluru will provide the backdrop for a convention of hundreds of Aboriginal leaders.

The First Nations summit will address the question of constitutional recognition and other reforms ahead of National Reconciliation Week.

It has been 50 years since the 1967 referendum in which Australians voted to include Aboriginal people in the census.

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Queensland has become home to Australia’s first poo-powered car

If you live in Brisbane’s south or west, every-time you flush the loo or use your shower and sink you will be helping drive Australia’s first poo-powered car.

The Mitsubishi electric vehicle will use the human waste gas from around 300,000 Brisbane residents across 40 suburbs.

Written by Annie Pullar

Produced for online by Kurravi Piggott

24 May, 2017

Australia’s first poo-powered car. Photo: Queensland Urban Utilities/Facebook.


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