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2014-07-01 11:51:03

QUT Friends may be the key to stopping their mates drink walking, a risky behaviour that kills on average two Australians every week, a QUT study has found. Researcher Dr Ioni Lewis, from QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q), said in a survey of young people aged 17 to 25, friends were the strongest influence on their intentions to drink walk. "Drink walking, or walking while intoxicated in a public place, is linked to increased risk of injury...

2014-02-20 08:28:10

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), a pioneer in facilitating the flow of information from the publishers of scientific, technical, and medical content to enterprise customers in Life Sciences and other research intensive organizations around the world, today announced that company President and CEO Peter Derycz has joined the International Advisory Council at the School of Library & Information Science at San Jose State University (SJSU)....

Weird Lunar Soil Behaviour Explained With Nanoparticles Found In Moon Glass Bubbles
2012-06-13 15:48:29

A stunning discovery by QUT soil scientist Marek Zbik of nano particles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could solve the mystery of why the moon's surface topsoil has many unusual properties. Dr Zbik, from Queensland University of Technology's Science and Engineering Faculty, said scientists had long observed the strange behavior of lunar soil but had not taken much notice of the nano and submicron particles found in the soil and their source was unknown. Dr Zbik took the lunar...

2012-05-10 13:48:58

With high UV levels continuing in Queensland this autumn, young people are at risk of suffering the worst skin damage they will receive during their lifetime, research from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has found. Researcher Professor Michael Kimlin from QUT's AusSun Research Lab said the study found UV exposure during a person's first 18 years of life was the most critical for cancer-causing skin damage and skin aging. Professor Kimlin said while people aged over 50 had the...

2012-04-04 03:16:49

QUT's first foray into space is bound to be a giant step for mankind. Dr Martin Castillo from Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Science and Engineering Faculty, and researcher for the university's micro-gravity drop tower, has partnered with the United States Air Force to fund world-first research into the development of ZBLAN glass. Dr Castillo said the special glass will be the first QUT project to be launched into space. "True ZBLAN glass fibers can only be made in the...

2012-03-21 14:09:02

Plants have long been known as the lungs of the earth, but a new finding has found they may also play a role in electrifying the atmosphere. Scientists have long-suspected an association between trees and electricity but researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) think they may have finally discovered the link. Dr Rohan Jayaratne and Dr Xuan Ling from QUT's International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH), led by Professor Lidia Morawska, ran experiments in...

2012-02-16 14:39:47

Ditching satellites and complex, powerful computers and opting for camera technology inspired by small mammals may be the future of navigation systems. Dr Michael Milford from Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Science and Engineering Faculty said his research into making more reliable Global Positioning Systems (GPS) using camera technology and mathematical algorithms would make navigating a far cheaper and simpler task. "At the moment you need three satellites in order to get...

2012-02-10 15:07:48

What do Gai Waterhouse and Anthony Cummings have in common with Queen Elizabeth II? They've all owned horses that have been at the centre of doping scandals - but new research by a consortium including the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is set to provide more certainty around the sometimes dicey business of administering therapeutic drugs to horses. QUT Professor of Biosciences, Martin Sillence, said the new research pinpointed the length of time it took for 18 of the most...

2012-01-11 10:06:44

Social media sites Twitter and Facebook played a key role in disseminating information during the 2011 Queensland floods. This is the finding of a new report released today by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), and available from http://cci.edu.au/. CCI researchers Assoc. Professor Axel Bruns and Dr Jean Burgess from Queensland University of Technology and Assoc. Prof. Kate Crawford and Frances Shaw from the University of New South Wales focused...

Researchers Say Musician’s 27 Club Just A Myth
2011-12-22 06:04:06

The tragic death of Amy Winehouse earlier this year has reignited discussions about the so-called ℠27 Club´, an infamous popular reference to the group of iconic musicians who all died at the age of 27. And the one question that repeatedly resurfaces is, ℠why 27?´ The answer, say researchers at the Queensland University of Technology, is coincidence. Other high-profile luminaries of the 27 Club include famous 1960s legends Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison,...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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