Technology brings education to life

SHILOH PAYNE Young minds are being shaped by technology like never before, with e-books, apps and online educational games replacing traditional learning methods. Local developers are working to meet the demand for quality offerings, with … [Read more...]

Fans suit up for Oz Comic-Con

Star Wars Oz Comic-Con 2018

LOUIS MITCHELL-TURNER Oz Comic-Con is back in Brisbane this weekend, giving locals a chance to dress up as their favourite pop culture characters, meet some celebrities and get their hands on all manner of themed merchandise. Yesterday was the … [Read more...]

Universities back sustainability movement

Waste facilities at the University of the Sunshine Coast

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Universities around Queensland are moving towards a more sustainable future, as the younger section of the population increases the pressure to go green. While it has become commonplace to see the state’s universities … [Read more...]

A digital age of stress relief

SHILOH PAYNE Australians are going online in search of relief from our most common mental health condition - anxiety. BeyondBlue reports more than two million Australians suffer from anxiety, but some are finding comfort through a relatively new … [Read more...]

NSW surf towns say ‘no’ to shark nets

Grey Nurse shark caught in net

TOM ROBERTS Following a drop in community support for shark nets on the NSW North Coast and the state government’s decision last month not to carry out a third shark net trial, experts and residents are looking to alternative technologies to keep … [Read more...]

More than a game: the rise of eSports

MITCHELL BARNES The search for professional gamers has moved into the classroom, with a new eSports league introduced to Australian high schools.  The Australian eSports league has created a high school competition - known as the AEL High School … [Read more...]

Festival opens doors to virtual world

Virtual reality headset

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI Following a sell-out debut year in 2017, the Australian Virtual Reality Film Festival (AVRFF) has wrapped up another successful event at Brisbane Powerhouse, keeping fans of the virtual reality genre up to date with the latest … [Read more...]

Australia detected more than its share of pre-Games dope cheats

GEORGIA COSTI and ERIN SEMMLER Australia might well be a gold medallist in doping detection, according to figures released by organisers yesterday. CEO of the Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority (ASADA) David Sharpe advised that three … [Read more...]

Technology leads the way for disability education

LOTTEY WILLSHIRE. Queensland disability services provider, Endeavour Foundation, is leading the way in modern special education by using state of the art virtual reality technology. A partnership forged between the foundation and Queensland … [Read more...]

Media chiefs lobby for change

JARRAD BOYD The heads of some of Australia's largest media outlets have appealed to the government to reform some of the industries long standing regulations in the face of a changing media landscape. Fairfax Media Chief Executive, Greg … [Read more...]