Archived News for Engineering Professionals - July, 2015
The first female and first Australian principal investigator on a mission to Mars says Australia should embrace the opportunity to inspire - and retain - the next generation of home-grown scientists, engineers and technologists by joining the space exploration game.
The CFMEU has emerged as a surprise backer of the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target, but their support is contingent on unprecedented assistance for workers.
Victoria’s Labor government is refusing to release the business case for a big new road project, prompting a revival of the type of criticism recently levelled at its LNP predecessor.
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and about 1,000 robotics experts have signed a letter to ensure that in the future of warfare- human fingers are on the trigger.
A new rail manufacturing cooperative research centre (CRC) has been launched to help Australia’s rail manufacturers expand into overseas markets and global supply chains.
Local research engineers have developed a flotilla of robot boats to monitor the effects of major weather events and provide early warning on potential environmental disasters.
The Civil Contractors Federation (CFF) says private contractors in South Australia are missing out on vital construction work because it keeps going to local government workers.
In a hint of Australia’s continued role in car manufacturing, a carbon fibre wheel made in Geelong will be featured on the new Shelby Mustang GT350R vehicle.
An expert’s report says the private sector could build a high-speed rail service between Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for around a third of the previously estimated cost, and get it done in about a fifth of the time.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) says it has raised the global bar by supporting a 10.6 MW solar PV installation at the DeGrussa Copper Mine in Western Australia.
The Fair Work Building and Construction watchdog has launched a new case against two members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union Victorian branch, after allegations of thuggish behaviour.