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Paper Miner: Big Questions in History

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What if historians could mine newspaper articles going back to the early days of Australian colonial history, and what if each of those articles were georeferenced – the content of each story pinpointed in time and space? With Paper Miner, the first steps are being taken so that this is what historians can do.
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 The Lambert Ancient and Modern DNA Sequence Collection

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Where will we put the data when the genome sequencing comes back?

QRIScloud is helping Professor David Lambert of Griffith University's Environmental Futures Centre to solve a real dilemma: what do you do with the 50 TB of DNA sequence data you're expecting when it comes back from the sequence lab on hard disks? Where will you put it so you can work with it? Read more...

Structure instrumentation at QUT's Science and Engineering Centre

smiling coupleQUT's new Science and Engineering Centre has wow factor. Completed in February 2013, it includes The Cube, a touch and display system two stories high, offering learning and research opportunities to the public. It brings together more than 300 scholars from science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, and law in a range of collaborative workspaces and labs. It's a sustainability showpiece, generating enough electricity to power itself and put electricity back into the QUT grid. Solar trees on the rooftop follow the sun to draw the maximum energy every day. It reclaims waste heat from the tri-generation power system and uses it to cool itself. It captures rain from the roof to water its own garden and top up the swimming pool. Read more...

 

Adapting to climate change: Terra Nova

Polar bearThere's an important distinction between climate change and climate change adaptation. Research into climate change looks at questions of how the climate is changing and how this change will affect the environment. Climate change adaptation looks at how we can respond to these changes – how we can reduce the impacts of stresses on human and natural systems including our cities and regions, our agriculture and aquaculture, and the biodiversity of our environment, and how we can harness any beneficial opportunities. In other words, what should we do to prepare and adapt? Read more...