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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Self-driving cars need to ‘see’ what’s going on around them. Intel/Mobileye

How to make a driverless car ‘see’ the road ahead

For a driverless car to be safer than one driven by a person it must know what's going on around it. But making a system that can "see" is a challenge for tech companies.
SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis (left) and Premier Jay Weatherill have outlined their vision for the state’s electricity. AAP Image/David Mariuz

South Australia’s energy plan gives national regulators another headache

South Australia is investing $550 million in a plan to improve the reliability of its electricity. But the side-effect is that the National Electricity Market will now be even harder to run.
Simple features, like a thoughtfully sited bench, can make a big difference to older people’s ability to enjoy public spaces in the city. alexkich from www.shutterstock.com

Contested spaces: we need to see public space through older eyes too

Several key aspects of public open space can encourage older people to get out and about. And badly designed and maintained facilities have the opposite effect and can harm their wellbeing.
In Queensland, police can issue on-the-spot ten-day banning orders to patrons who engage in violent or anti-social behaviour in and around licensed venues. AAP/Dan Peled

Banning orders won’t solve alcohol-fuelled violence – but they can be part of the solution

Banning orders can encourage personal responsibility and demonstrate that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

ATNIX: Crisis news floods twitter

The Australian Twitter News Index for February 2017 reflects the current climate of permanent crisis, at home and abroad.
AAP/Mick Tsikas

ABC restructuring: leaner, but hopefully not meaner

Today’s long-awaited announcement of restructuring at the ABC highlights two directions for change in the coming year and beyond. Both are welcome. More money will be spent on content production and delivery…
A protest against Donald Trump in Stockholm, Sweden. Reuters/TT News Agency

Fake news – a user’s guide

With Zelig-like serendipity I was in Stockholm when #lastnightinsweden went viral. While echoing the melancholic majesty of a classic ABBA song title, the hashtag #lastnightinsweden actually referred to…
Look! No driver in the Mercedes F 015 concept car shown at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Shutterstock/Steve Lagreca

Driverless cars, just imagine how we could use them

When you don't need a human to drive a car there are plenty of things you can do with such a vehicle.
Tyler Oakley speaking in California. Gage Skidmore/flickr

How social media stars are fighting for the Left

Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.

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