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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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Liquid marbles: how this tiny, emerging technology could solve carbon capture and storage problems

Critics say investing in carbon capture and storage means betting on technology that’s not yet proven to work at scale. Using liquid marbles could make a huge difference.
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Making Australian research free for everyone to read sounds ideal. But the Chief Scientist’s open-access plan isn’t risk-free

The idea is publicly funded Australian research should be free for the public to read when published. But if it means taking money from universities struggling for research funding, that poses risks.
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If COVID hospitalisations increase, it’s still not clear how patients will be prioritised for ICU beds

Who gets scarce life-saving resources when hospitals are overwhelmed? And how are these decisions made? State and territory governments are yet to answer these difficult questions.
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Facebook ads have enabled discrimination based on gender, race and age. We need to know how ‘dark ads’ affect Australians

In one past example, Facebook allowed an ad targeting ‘Jew haters’. A new Australian initiative will collect data on its dubious targeted advertising practices closer to home.

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