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Latest University of Queensland Stories

Robot Aircraft Teach Themselves Which Way Is Up
2011-12-09 08:08:16

Australian vision scientists today unveiled a novel way to help pilotless aircraft accurately determine their heading and orientation to the ground - by imitating how insects do it.

How Do Birds Avoid Crashes?
2011-10-28 04:15:45

The secret of how birds zip flawlessly through narrow spaces without crashing into obstacles has been unlocked by Australian scientists.

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2011-08-16 12:50:00

Experts say that an hour spent watching television shortens a viewer's life by 22 minutes.

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2011-05-24 09:35:00

Researchers are developing a language specifically for robots to help them navigate and improve themselves.

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2011-04-14 14:50:00

According to an Australian study, every year a new song spreads among the male humpback whales.

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2011-03-10 11:31:52

A team of researchers are attempting to uncover the precise details of how kangaroos bounce.

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2011-03-10 09:43:43

Reports this week that celebrities are earning up to $10,000 per tweet on Micro-blogging site Twitter has caught the attention of ordinary social media users who are now asking how they can make money too.

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2011-03-09 09:35:30

After years of experimenting with the feces of large cats, a team from the University of Queensland discovered that the feces of tigers is an effective deterrent in warding off animal pests such as goats and kangaroos from certain plants.

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2010-12-28 09:35:00

A specific kind of ancient rock art found in Western Australia has managed to maintain its vivid colorization and high contrast over more than 45,000 years because it is comprised of living organisms, researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered.

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2010-12-02 09:54:33

Australian scientists have developed a novel autopilot that guides aircraft through complex aerobatic maneuvers by watching the horizon like a honey bee.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.