Tackling the divide between girls and STEM

What’s needed to inspire better involvement? Despite increased attention on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning, studies continue to show that only a small portion of girls and women

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How to recycle batteries

Batteries are everywhere, phones, computers, remote controls, cars, and portable speakers but 70 percent of the batteries sold in Australia are single-use and end up in landfill. In an effort

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Recycling Now Pays in Queensland

On November 1, Queensland’s Containers for Change scheme officially kicked off, with residents now able to exchange plastic drink containers, beer bottles and aluminium cans for 10¢ each. The program is

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UQ Supports Coral Reefs With 24 Hour Dive

Have you ever timed how long you could stay underwater? Does an hour sound impressive? How about 24 hours? That’s exactly what a team of divers from UQ are aiming

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Germany Gets Hydrogen Trains

In the North of Germany, bona fide hydrogen-powered trains are about to put the cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde, and Buxtehude on the map. The Coradia iLint trains are the

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New Google Tool Can Measure Emissions in Melbourne

The great minds at Google have created yet another experimental tool and this one is particularly cool. Environmental Insights Explorer is a web application that can provide a variety of

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Solar Boom In The Sunshine State

Following the downturn of coal seam gas projects in rural Southern Queensland, things were looking rather bleak for the energy industry but recently things have been a bit brighter, literally.

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Kalashnikov Takes On Tesla

Russian manufacturing firm Kalashnikov is famous for the AK-47 assault rifle, traditionally favoured by action movie villains but the company does actually manufacture various other things. This week the firm

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Apple Now Using 100% Clean Energy

Apple hasn’t been making much noise for its products lately but it did just announce something far more exciting (for us anyway!). The California based tech behemoth announced that it

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Hydrogen Fuel Breakthrough For The Smart State

Ammonia has always been an unsung hero of household cleaning but now a team of Scientists in Queensland are hoping it’ll play a major role in how we get around.

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