Archived News for Engineering Professionals - October, 2014
The Federal Government has provided an excellent opportunity for companies to appear as though they are doing something about their carbon emissions.
Banks recoil from risky port
Major banks say they are not keen on Queensland coal port expansions, which are also the subject of a damning scientists’ report.
Easier deals as Vic joins 'One-Stop' zeal
Victoria is the latest state to sign on the Federal Government’s “One-Stop Shop” approach to environmental approvals.
Ebola response left wanting, but NZ may have the key
New Zealand scientists have developed a portable, rapid, DNA testing device for Ebola.
New view for fresh eyes on data
A high-tech and visually-stunning software suite will bring a better look at data.
Air travel boost on eagle's wing
Australian researchers are seeking a patent on an system that mimics the way feathers help birds detect disturbances in the air.
Sub deal sold as Australia seeks others
Defence Minister David Johnston has sent a strong signal that Australia’s next fleet of submarines will not be Australian.
Test success for 32 terabyte cable
An international research team has unveiled new fibre network technology capable of transferring data at a rate of 255 terabits per second.
Xenophon pays to quiz Qantas
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon bought $500 in Qantas shares in order to take the board to task at the recent Qantas AGM.
Cold feet on green goal costs jobs, innovation
The Federal Government has launched its latest discussion on the future of the Renewable Energy Target.
Samsung building a role in gas game
Tech giant Samsung is getting into gas, with word of a near-$1 billion deal to build an advanced liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.
Shift lifts burden on small builders
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has welcomed the removal of a builder accreditation requirement.
US group slams QLD coal plans
Analysts say huge coal projects in Queensland’s Galilee Basin carry “an almost unprecedented level of financial complexity and risk.”
Boart bailed-out, looking to keep living
A mining company that has operated for over 100 years is in a rough patch, but a new deal may help it pay down its massive debt.
Beaming with success, physicists bring laser tractors closer
Physicists at ANU have built a tractor beam that uses a laser to repel and attract objects.
Migrant managers rise on policy shift
A new study says skilled migrants are enjoying better jobs and higher levels of employment thanks to a shift in policy.
Downer buys up Tenix in $300m move
Mine engineering and services contractor Tenix has been sold to Downer EDI for $300 million.
Engineers inking while Qantas pilots keep thinking
Qantas engineers have struck a four-year deal that includes an 18 month pay freeze.
Pink bits for breast success
One of the world’s leading mining equipment companies is painting its drill bits pink to aid breast cancer research.
Easy mix for great power fix
Scientists at China's Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes.Chinese scientists have developed batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes.
Site starts work to build tomorrow's trades
A new deal means Australia’s robot revolution may start just south of Sydney.