Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is an Australian university with an emphasis on real-world courses and applied research. Based in Brisbane with strong global connections, it has 40,000 students, including 6,000 from overseas.

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Assisted dying legislation is likely to be introduced in Victorian Parliament within a month, and be based on a report launched today by Brian Owler and Jill Hennessy. JOE CASTRO/AAP

Victoria may soon have assisted dying laws for terminally ill patients

Public opinion, shifting views in the health profession and international trends allowing assisted dying mean it will be lawful in Australia at some point. But will it be lawful in Victoria soon?
A robot sculpts a recreation of the Ancient Greek work Laocoon and his Sons, which was exhibited in Linz last year. Ars Electronica/Flickr

Robot sculpture, coming to a gallery near you

Artists invented the word 'robot', but now robots are becoming artists, or at least assistants, themselves. As robots get smarter, artists will find more and more uses for them, particularly in sculpture.
When played in moderation, electronic games can be beneficial for children’s learning and development. shutterstock

Electronic games: how much is too much for kids?

Low-to-moderate use of electronic games may have a positive effect on children's later academic achievement, but overuse can be detrimental.
Surgeons admit to unintentional mistakes when performing delicate surgery.

Surgeons admit to mistakes in surgery and would use robots if they reduced the risks

Surgeons say minor unintentional damage can happen during surgery, and much of that goes unreported. They say they would be prepared to use robotic tools if they could be shown to help.
It’s happened before: why we need to plan for the next doomsday event that could wipe out much of life on Earth. Shutterstock/solarseven

How to backup life on Earth ahead of any doomsday event

NASA says there are ten "potentially hazardous" asteroids close to Earth. Good reason to make sure we have a backup plan should any catastrophic event wipe of much of life on Earth.
The pattern of disinterest in Schapelle Corby’s release also reflected in our data on the total number of visits to these Australian news sites. Made Nagi/EPA/AAP

Schapelle Corby fails to draw a Twitter audience

The Schapelle Corby media circus wasn't reflected in Twitter stats and calls to boycott Fairfax during the staff strike show limited impact on this social media platform as well.

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