Archived News for Engineering Professionals - January, 2016
A new design for a turbine featuring blades over 200 metres long could see the birth of 50-megawatt (MW) offshore windmills.
Minister moves to approve ACT solar
Controversial ‘call-in powers’ have been used to approve the development of a solar farm in the ACT.
Musk moves on Hyperloop pods
Designs for a new form of high-speed, low-energy transport are steaming ahead.
NASA turns focus to space-talk
NASA has put together a team to develop the next generation of modem, based on a technology that itself is brand new.
Big bid to re-jig transport industry
Backers are gathering for a takeover battle of one of Australia’s biggest transport and logistics firms, Asciano.
Breakthrough bottle for new source of water
An Austrian designer has come up with a bike-mounted water bottle that fills itself with water from the air.
City experts praise green view
Experts say using water properly could make Australian cities cooler and more environmentally-friendly.
Highway ignites Aboriginal issues
The WA Government is expected to face a new Supreme Court challenge over the Roe 8 highway project.
Mining decline could cause metal shift
The heart of the Australia resources sector – iron and coal – continues to wane in value, and analysts say lesser-known commodities will not fill the gap.
More claims of concrete risk
A construction worker has spoken out about the safety standards and union intervention, after the deaths of two of his co-workers in Perth.
Renewable route could free farmers
A new report says renewable energy could be the key to getting much-needed water supplies to farmers.
Reports say Brazil spill forewarned
Reports say the owner of a recently spilled Brazilian iron ore dam received numerous danger warnings months before the walls broke.
Tech push for bus boost
On any given bus ride, passengers read, text or while away the hours in any way their mobile phones let them.
Woodie Woodie winding down
The open cut Woodie Woodie manganese mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara will be mothballed next month, putting hundreds of jobs on the line.
Deep-thinking study boosts memory maths
Experts have updated their assumptions of the brain’s memory capacity.
More effort needed to meet green goals
A well-known expert says Australia could become a powerhouse of renewable energy
New resources for real STEM boost
The Office of the Chief Scientist has put out its new STEM Programme Index.
Technicians' strike shines light on Defence division
Public servants in the Defence Department walked off their “safety-critical” to protest the long-running public service pay dispute drags on.
Experts muse on Man vs. Wi-Fi
Academics have used lessons from nature to predict the downfall of humanity.