Above: UQ’s Geographical Sciences PhD student Joshua Soderholm and his team are using Australia’s first mobile weather radar station to investigate some of Australia's most powerful summer storms.

Australia’s first mobile weather radar has been enlisted by University of Queensland researchers to track some of the country’s most dangerous summer storms. In a bid to improve the accuracy of storm forecasting, UQ’s Geographical Sciences PhD...

1 December 2014

Something strange is happening within the world-famous pitch drop experiment with the latest drop forming much faster than the last couple of drops. There have been nine drops so far and all attention is now on trying to observe the tenth,...

10 November 2014
Queensland would escape a devastating tsunami but our southern neighbours could be at risk. Image source: iStock

Queensland is relatively safe from the threat of a devastating tsunami but our southern neighbours on the east coast may not be so lucky, a recent study has found.

27 August 2014
An artist’s impression of a ring of interacting absorbers tuned correctly to absorb light particles (photons) at much faster rate than any one absorber alone.(c) 2014 Simon Benjamin

An international team of theoretical quantum physicists is working on a way of absorbing light and storing it as energy.

22 August 2014

Scientists are calling for a better understanding of regional climates, after research into New Zealand's glaciers has revealed climate change in the Northern Hemisphere does not directly affect the climate in the Southern Hemisphere.

4 August 2014
Chains of the human pathogenic bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes. Nina van Sorge and Victor Nizet

Researchers are one step closer to developing a safe vaccine against strep throat, which is responsible for more than 700 million infections and 500,000 deaths each year.

26 June 2014
The only previously known specimens of the 'big-ear bat' were collected by an Italian scientist in 1890

A bat species native to Papua New Guinea and thought to be extinct has been rediscovered by a team of University of Queensland researchers.

4 June 2014
Indigenous elder Aunty Margaret, left, UQ Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education) Professor Cindy Shannon and indigenous scholarship winner Taylah Gerloff.

Swimming with the fishes has just become a whole lot easier for University of Queensland Indigenous Science Scholarship winner Taylah Gerloff.

13 May 2014
Three webcams were trained on the experiment 24/7.

As Cyclone Ita hit northern Australia last weekend, a much slower collision occurred in the world’s longest-running lab project, The University of Queensland’s Pitch Drop Experiment.

17 April 2014

Physicists at The University of Queensland and the Australian National University (ANU) have demonstrated a software-based quantum amplifier which has the potential to expand the use of ultra-secure quantum cryptographic communications.

18 March 2014
Bilby (image source: Wikipedia). Inset picture: Fossil teeth of the fossil bilby, Liyamayi dayi (photo by Kenny Travouillon).

An ancient fossil of the bilby, Australia’s answer to the Easter rabbit, has been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage site in north west Queensland.

17 March 2014
Professor Matt Cooper

Researchers have developed a new method for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic molecules in the blood and how they work against bacteria, paving the way for personalised treatments for bacterial diseases.

3 March 2014
Joshua Soderholm: Chasing destructive storms.

A University of Queensland student has tackled South East Queensland’s fierce and unpredictable summer storms to improve thunderstorm forecasting.

24 February 2014
UQ's Moreton Bay Research Station provided accommodation for emergency crews and temporary parking for fire trucks in a two-week long firefighting effort.

The University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station provided sanctuary for 100 Queensland Fire and Emergency Service staff during North Stradbroke Island bushfires this month.

17 January 2014
A green turtle grazing on seagrass at Derawan Island in Indonesia (Photo by MJA Christianen).

Green turtle populations have expanded so much in Indonesia’s east coast islands’ marine protected areas (MPAs) that they are adopting new feeding habits, which are degrading the ecosystem and threatening their own conservation.

9 January 2014