Archived News for Engineering Professionals - April, 2015
The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has been held up as an example for women in leadership roles.
Drone docks give permission not to land
A University of Sydney researcher has successfully tested a method for docking and refuelling drones in mid-air.
BHP reveals its sweet dealings
The Tax Office is chasing BHP Billiton for more than $500 million in payments it avoided by shovelling profits overseas.
Graphite deal for Australian's African digs
Graphite exploration firm Triton Minerals has announced a major deal that will see $255 million invested into its operations in Mozambique.
New view on particles' particulars
Australian researchers have unveiled a device that can measure both the mass and the shape of a single molecule - a feat that was impossible until now.
Rubble robots get software boost
Flinders University engineering students have unveiled ground-breaking new technology for detecting human life using remote cameras.
Toyota's last local task starts
The last model of Toyota cars to be built in Australia has begun its production run.
Graphene holograms for future screens
Australian engineers have created a full-colour 3D display, which appears to pop off the screen – basically, a hologram.
Human gene tech not there yet
Chinese scientists have modified the genes of a human embryo, but say the technology is not ready yet.
John Holland fined while court action continues
Construction company John Holland has been fined $110,000 over an injury to one of its workers.
NT driving boldly over 'construction cliff'
Economic analysts have warned that the Northern Territory has too many eggs in one basket, and is quickly approaching a “construction cliff”.
Tassie council takes big green steps
One Tasmanian council is making bold moves to cut costs through renewable energy.
Low cost green future waiting on policy, study says
New research says Australia could go 100 per cent renewable, with a few good policies.
Quake risk low in CO2 injections
Experts have checked the possible effects of one method of carbon sequestration – injecting CO2 into aquifers.
China pledges $46 billion for new oil moves
China will invest $46 billion in Pakistan to expand its energy and transport infrastructure.
Farm-bot rains handy bug plague
Scientists are testing a drone that drops beneficial insects onto crops.
Fake photosynthesis could fuel future
Researchers have created an exciting artificial photosynthesis system, which captures carbon dioxide and uses solar energy to convert it into plastic products and fuel.
Hard science in Disney's teddy printer
Engineers at Disney Research Labs have made some improvements on their fabric-based 3D-printer, which can churn out anything from a blanket to a teddy bear.
Outback architecture fills local needs
A team of twelve architecture students have travelled to the remote Indigenous communities of Areyonga and Amoonguna in the Northern Territory to build much-needed structures for the local communities.
Spiderweb tests in new organ quest
Bio-engineers have grown cardiac tissue on a bed of genetically-engineered spiderweb.