News file for: University of Queensland

Superabsorbing Light With Quantum Dots

Superabsorbing Light With Quantum Dots

Quantum technology inspired by algae could aid the development of ‘super-absorbers’ for energy storage.

Change Coagulant To Save Sewers

Change Coagulant To Save Sewers

An extensive survey and sampling campaign pinpoints aluminium sulfate coagulants as the cause of sewage corrosion.

Autism Rates Steady Over Two Decades

Autism Rates Steady Over Two Decades

A systematic review of autism spectrum disorders from 1990 to 2010 shows that the rate of autism has remained constant over the last 20 years.

Climate Change Not ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

Climate Change Not ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

A study of moraines shows that climate change has differential effects on the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

High-Tech Imaging Dispels Dinosaur Stampede Theory

High-Tech Imaging Dispels Dinosaur Stampede Theory

3D modelling reveals that dinosaur footprints at Lark Quarry were made by a herbivore, making the stampede theory unlikely.

Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Top Bacterial Killer

Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Top Bacterial Killer

The vaccine against Group A Streptococcus bacteria that can cause flesh-eating disease and heart damage is now in pre-clinical trials.

Aircraft Landing System Inspired By Bees

Aircraft Landing System Inspired By Bees

Based on bee vision, the aircraft landing system developed by UQ researchers is fully independent of GPS signals that can be blocked or hacked.

Detecting Autism Before Kids Turn Two

Detecting Autism Before Kids Turn Two

Computer model takes Australia a step closer toward a molecular characterization of autism that promises early detection of the disorder.

Sweet Success For Sorghum Sugar

Sweet Success For Sorghum Sugar

A research project investigating the use of sorghum as a sugar crop has been awarded a joint grant from the University of Queensland and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

“Extinct” Bat Rediscovered After 120 Years

“Extinct” Bat Rediscovered After 120 Years

A single specimen of the Big-eared Bat, last seen in 1890 and thought to be extinct, has been found in Papua New Guinea.