The first World Science Festival Brisbane proves a hit with the crowds

World Science Festival Brisbane crowds

Many thousands of people converged on Brisbane to take part in the first World Science Festival outside its traditional home in New York.

Celebrities, scientists and the odd astronaut mixed with the young and the old to celebrate all things science.

And QUT journalism students were there to help capture some of the fun and insight.

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Audiences lovin’ Dr Karl

Forget “the dog ate my homework”, there’s a far more deadly excuse poor students use to mask poor performance, according to Australian celebrity scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

Dr Karl delivered the scientific truth on Friday evening.

Dr Karl delivered the scientific truth on Friday evening.

The dead grandmother index was revealed by Dr Karl during a Great Moments in Science presentation at the Convention Centre for the World Science Festival Brisbane.

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World Science Festival drawing large numbers of visitors to Brisbane

By Toby Crockford

The World Science Festival is fulfilling expectations by attracting both national and international visitors to its new home, Brisbane.

The festival secured some of the best scientific minds from across the globe, featuring more than 100 speakers from nine different countries.

Brisbane is crawling with visitors in town for the World Science Festival

Brisbane is crawling with visitors in town for the World Science Festival

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Human and robot communication is the key to success of the autonomous vehicle: Scientist

Christopher Lindinger is helping to create a level of communication between robots and humans.

Christopher Lindinger is helping to create a level of communication between robots and humans.

By Jacob Miley

Imagine having a robotic chauffeur, or the idea of not having to drive at all. Dream no more, autonomous vehicles are just on the horizon.

The biggest obstacle for researchers is the concept behind pedestrian and robotic communication while on the road and as experts revealed at the World Science Festival in Brisbane today the answers to this remain unclear.

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Crowds witness rare spectacle at the World Science Festival Brisbane

A Loggerhead turtle slowly escaping from it's egg.

By Toby Crockford

Visitors to the World Science Festival Brisbane were lucky enough to see a group of Loggerhead turtles hatching today, before they embark on a 16-year journey around the world.

The turtles on display were taken from Mon Repos, 15 kilometres north-east of Bundaberg, from January 16-20.

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Review: ‘Light Falls’ at Playhouse QPAC

By Tegan Atkins

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s full-length paper on the Theory of Relativity, Light Falls: Space, Time and an Obsession of Einstein captivated audiences on the first two nights of Brisbane’s World Science Festival.

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Audiences expected to fall in love with science at ‘Light Falls’ show

By Tegan Atkins

Brisbane’s World Science Festival kicked off last night with a stunning and captivating performance of Light Falls: Space, Time and an Obsession of Einstein.

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Work an uncool job for a cool future

By Riana Horner

The key message taken away from the Cool Jobs presentation at the World Science Festival in Brisbane was to get an uncool job.

That was the advice to schoolchildren by US Space Mission project manager Artur B. Chmielewski.

He said working in an uncool job is critical for a future cool job.

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Students tackle pollution crisis at World Science Fair

School students passionate about environmental battle.

By Brent Gray

Today’s greatest scientific minds have yet to solve the pollution crisis in the Great Barrier Reef, but today at the World Science Fair primary school students were hard at work creating solutions to help the Reef.

Science Minister Leeanne Enoch talks with the students

Science Minister Leeanne Enoch talks with the students

Climate Change is the most significant environmental threat to the Great Barrier Reef, while the other major environmental pressures are listed as decreased water quality from land-based runoff, impacts from coastal development and some persistent impacts from fishing activities.

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World-first virtual reality experience ready to roll at World Science Festival

Queensland Museum Senior Curator, Doctor Scott Hocknull with one of the dinosaurs from the Museum’s pre-historic collection.

By Hannah Kotaidis

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live the pre-historic age where dinosaurs and other creatures roamed the earth?

You no longer have to imagine, thanks to the state-of-the-art virtual reality experience opening at the Queensland Museum tomorrow.

As part of the World Science Festival, the Dinosaurs and Prehistory exhibit will allow visitors to feel as if they are part of a Jurassic world.

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