Archived News for Engineering Professionals - August, 2014
Federal Employment Minister Eric Abetz has used a speech to a large workforce and labour conference to outline the LNP’s plans for reform.
Brain-to-brain email sends thoughts around the world
A fascinating research project has seen two people send emails directly to each others’ minds.
Sight seen as centre for Northern revolution
An architecture and design firm has put out plans for massive development in Australia's north, in a town where crocodiles outnumber humans 1,000 to one.
Pay hit to bring 457's for less
The Federal Government is planning to let regional businesses pay foreign workers differently to locals.
Big centre for nano-studies to bring particular progress
A new site has been set up for some astounding pieces of science gear to be housed in Australia.
Fibre, copper, phones and figures costed for NBN
A cost-benefit analysis of National Broadband Network (NBN) plans has shown the Coalition model could deliver nine times the benefits Labor’s would have.
Wild flows bring call to disclose
The NSW Opposition says documents revealing harmful spills of pollutants should be publicly available.
Young science star's helpful path funded
One of Australia’s youngest scientific laser-wranglers has received a $25,000 boost to her high-tech water filter work.
Big bang won't stop SpaceX quest
The sudden explosion of a multi-million dollar engineering project has been dubbed “an anomaly”.
Cheap homes built to better local minds
An Australian university-run project has seen teams of young engineers design and build houses for rural Cambodian communities.
Cyborg sommelier gives a sip of the future
Australian students have made a technological breakthrough that may herald a new age of robotics and automation in our daily lives.
Huge hiring heralds progress at Carmichael
Indian mining firm Adani is looking to hire 5,000 workers for the Carmichael coal project in Queensland.
In-flight tech check means more screen time for all
Authorities say safety will not be compromised now that airline passengers can keep their devices switched on during take-off and landing.
MacFarlane gives details of real pipe dream
Federal industry minister Ian MacFarlane is working on a plan for a national gas network.
Resourceful robots uncover new concerns
Concern is churning-up as a Canadian company prepares to launch a new mining project on the sea floor near Papua New Guinea.
Big solar walks as Government baulks
The Australian Federal Government’s skittishness about renewable energy systems has forced one solar power giant to look elsewhere.
Future fuel from low-power water split
As major car-makers Toyota, Hyundai and Honda prepare to release vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells, a new device could help the spread of advanced transport.
FIFO suicide rate brings state inquiry
The Western Australian Government has announced an inquiry into suicides among fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers.
Town forced off ground by new climate tide
One regional capital and its residents will have to move, as rising sea levels bring oceanfront views too close for comfort.
Grant to shake-up nuclear design with salty new reactor
An experimental energy company has secured $US2 million to build a molten salt reactor that eats nuclear waste.