Archived News for Engineering Professionals - November, 2013
Hundreds have lost their jobs as prominent mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar continues to feel the strain of a not-quite-booming resources sector.
The Victorian Labor party claims it will get 5000 trucks per day off congested Melbourne roads with a $6 billion transport plan – if it wins next year’s state election.
The expansion of a silica mine in New South Wales has been recommended for approval by the Department of Planning, but will face continuing clashes with activists opposed to the 15 million tonne dig.
The thousand-or-so kilometres of highway between the southern end of the Northern Territory to the northern end of Western Australia may become a sealed toll road for trucks, if a local group gets its way.
Cambridge researchers have gone back to the drawing board for solar cells, looking to redesign the entire system to allow better efficiency with cheaper materials.
A new project gives any student or teacher with an internet connection remote access to real a physics lab, and all the scientific discoveries they hold.
The Federal Government has unleashed the Productivity Commission on the task of investigating infrastructure costs, looking for the best way to deliver on their promise for significant improvements.
An internationally-renowned Australian microphone manufacturer has given itself some future leg-room, moving to a new site and eyeing new manufacturing methods.
A company in the United States has created a small section of human liver, which was alive and able to filter toxins and retain nutrients for 40 days.
Researchers and engineers in the United States have designed a new method for generating electricity, which gathers power from lost energy sources such as microwave signals, sounds or even Wi-Fi.
While many are moving to solid-state hard-drives for increased speed in their personal computing, a new method has squeezed more life out of the traditional spinning disk drive.