Australia’s first poo-powered car and more Zedlines...

The Queensland Urban Utilities treatment plant have introduced Australia’s first poo-powered car named the Mitsubishi i-MiEW.

After the plant captured waste from about three hundred thousand Brisbane residents, the sewage was fed into a cogeneration unit which generated electricity for the car.

QUU spokesman Justin Poulus says the company is now investigating how to purify the gas so it could be a standalone product as the gas extracted from the waste is still too low in purity to run a gas-fired car.

Tougher, Safer Laws for Queensland Construction Workers

More details released from Ariana Grande concert explosion and more Zedlines

More details have been released following an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester yesterday.

It has now been confirmed as an act of terror with 22 people confirmed dead, including children as young as 8 years old.

Police have arrested a 23 year old man in connection with the incident, however it is not yet clear what his role was in the attack.


Zara announces continuation of Australian stores.

Spanish clothing chain Zara has announced that it will continue to support its Australian operations after a sales growth of 16 per cent.

Activists Chained to Loaded Train and more Zedlines

Two young activists from Not Aurizon, Not Adani have chained themselves onto an Aurizon train at the corner of Memorial Avenue and Fairfield Road (NAIF) to protest Aurizon’s latest application to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility or NAIF for public funding to build a rail link to the Galilee Basin. (IMAGE: Stop Queensland Coal Exports)

According to witnesses on the scene close to 10 police cars are surrounding the area, with the Queensland Police making many attempts to get the protestors to unchain themselves, which has put a complete halt to the coal train with over 100 carriages.

Aurizon delivered a $1.25billion proposal to the NAIF in hopes to build the rail link, which will unlock the coal deposits of the Galilee Basin, it is believed Adani is also seeking funding for this project.

Astromers believe we live in a parallel universe!? and more Zedlines...

Astronomers have found what they believe is proof we are living in a parallel universe. Image source: Pexels

Since the beginning of time, people have pondered the notion of the multiverse; where an infinite number of universes exist, all with differing realms and dimensions.

New research from the Royal Astronomical Society has focused on a ‘Cold Spot’ in the Cosmos, a ‘cool’ patch of space in the radiation of the universe after its formation.

Durham University researcher, Tom Shanks said this cold spot could essentially be a gap in the multiverse and could have been caused by a collision between our universe and another bubble universe.


Shark cullings mean dire environmental consequences, and more Zedlines....

Following a senate inquiry that began in November of 2016 into risk management of shark attacks, researchers warn of dire environmental consequences should the culling of sharks continue. Image source: Wikimedia

A marine biologist and associate professor of the University of Melbourne, Robert Day, said the apex predator plays an integral role in managing the oceanic ecosystem’s stability, and the continuation of mass killing will inevitably lead to an imbalance in our oceans.

Hawaiian researchers have also discovered the intimidation tactics of sharks aren’t only effective on humans, but certain prey, with studies proving the shark’s ability to regulate seagrass beds prevents overgrazing by turtles.


Antarctica is going green!? and more Zedlines...

Researchers say climate change is turning Antarctica green. Image source: Wikimedia

A study suggests global warming has spiked plant growth in the continent over the last fifty years.

Rising temperatures have increased the rate of moss growth in the region by four to five times since the 1950s.

Co-author of the research Matt Amesbury from the University of Exeter said while Antarctica will not become entirely green, it is likely to become greener than it currently is.


Queensland government offering Adani a ‘royalties holiday’

Don’t even Pokémon Go there and more zedlines...

A Russian blogger has been found guilty of inciting religious hatred after playing interactive smartphone game Pokémon Go inside a Russian Orthodox church. Image source: Flickr.

Twenty-two year old, Ruslan Sokolovsky, posted a video to YouTube last year using strong language to mock Christianity and compared Jesus Christ to a Pokémon character.

In the video which has received almost 2 million views, Sokolovsky said he had decided to play the popular game inside the church because he had seen a news report saying people who did so could be fined or jailed.

GOMA gets lit, fam

Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art is set to receive a glowing face lift, just in time for its 10th anniversary year. Picture source: Flickr

The permanent installation will be created by internationally renowned artist, James Turrell and will feature a major architectural light installation, illuminating GOMA’s facade at night and transforming the way the cultural landmark is seen and experienced.

Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk says the one-of-a-kind work will further enhance GOMA’s position as a cultural drawcard, showcasing the best in contemporary art worldwide.

TechnologyOne stands up to Brisbane City Council

​US and China preparing to respond to North Korean missiles and more Zedlines

The United States and China are negotiating a stronger potential U.N. Security Council response to North Korea’s repeated missile launches. (Image source: Department of Defence)

Beijing’s response to the new sanctions is as yet unclear but the council has traditionally boosted sanctions in response to North Korea’s five nuclear tests and two long-range launches.

North Korea has increased its missile testing to dozens of rockets in the past year, conducting the most recent test on Friday following a UN Security Council meeting.

Queensland voters to choose power source 

Eminem is suing the New Zealand government for their misuse of his famous song Lose Yourself.

American rapper Eminem’s song Lose Yourself is being played in a New Zealand courtroom to a judge and nine lawyers where the legal team to the rapper’s music publishers Eight Mile Style are alleging copyright infringement by the nation’s ruling party for a TV campaign. Image: Creative Commons.

The track was deemed Eminem-esque in the sampling similarity played throughout the conservative National Party's successful 2014 election advertisement. The pulsing beat was urgently similar to that of Eminem’s 2002 song.

The track had been purportedly purchased from an Australian-based supplier and they are therefore arguing against copyright infringement.

Unpaid fines

An unnamed Queenslander has taken out the title of holding the highest number of outstanding debts with the State Penalties Enforcement Register with 1532 unpaid items.