Boardies Need a Rethink – Here’s Why

Boardies are water repellent and quick-drying. But the chemical that makes them water-repellent is also a major pollutant. So we need to change our thinking on them. Boardies and PFAS PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are chemicals used in many products because they repel water and stains. However, a growing number of scientists are expressing…

A Virtual Reality Beach Cures All

Virtual reality beaches can make us feel better in uncomfortable situations! IMAGINE WALKING along a beach on a lovely day. The waves are hitting on the shore, crabs are scurrying in the sand, you can hear the calls of the seagulls. You turn to continue along the path feeling calm and relaxed. Then, you suddenly…

An Endless Runway at the Gold Coast?

A new type of circular runway is shaking our ideas about how airports can be run using much smaller spaces, reports Nicole Buckler. The Gold Coast Airport is growing. International property and infrastructure group Lendlease has been appointed to deliver Gold Coast Airport’s southern terminal expansion. This is the next phase in the $370 million…

From Rubbish to Rad Roads

What does a city do with a whole pile of recycled materials like glass, rubber tyres and plastic car bumpers? If it is smart, it transforms them into roads. This reduces the amount of new materials required for road construction. And Gold Coast City just jumped on the recycled road bandwagon. Road Trials In a…

How A Blood Donation Led to a Cancer Diagnosis

Councils across Australia are about to go into battle to see who can donate the most blood. It’s like Twilight without the fangs. But last year, there was an interesting twist to the story. While the councils were sending their red stuff into vials at alarming rates, City of Gold Coast officer Gavin Wheatley, decided…

Baby Tigers! OMG! Squeee!

Visit the baby tigers before they get old enough to eat you whole. Some baby animals are JUST SO CUTE. As youngsters they give no indication that in a few months time, they could actually eat your face right off your head. Speaking of cute-but-soon-lethal animals… Paradise Country has two adorable new tiger cubs to…

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