Archived News for Engineering Professionals - October, 2016
Engineers have developed a chip embedded with lung cells that can simulate the effects of smoking.
QLD orders mine leaks plugged
Authorities want better protections for groundwater around the mothballed Ben Lomond mine.
Telescope sweep in stunning detail
A high-tech telescope in the West Australian outback has produced incredible new pictures of our Universe.
Theme park reviews starting
As communities continue to struggle with last week’s fatal Dreamworld accident, authorities are beginning investigations.
Australia lagging in renewable rise
Global renewable energy and generation capacity will rise by ...
Curtis smashing gas game
The $25 billion Australia Pacific LNG project in Queensland is driving Origin Energy revenue, despite weak prices.
Taskforce to tackle power moves
Victoria is setting up a taskforce to plan closure of the Hazelwood coal-fired power station.
Teo wants rural role for robots
Experts want to use autonomous drones to deliver medical supplies to remote communities.
UNSW falters in high-tech football
Australia has suffered defeat in its quest to retain a coveted prize in cyborg sports...
Research ranks show Brisbane bump
Nature has released its list of Australia’s best research institutions.
Black Sea shipwrecks revealed
Robots scanning the seabed have stumbled on a stunning set of ancient shipwrecks.
Palaszczuk pays for dam studies
The Queensland Government will spend $15 million on dam feasibility studies that it says Barnaby Joyce is avoiding.
Cracks appear in Myer site defence
An audit has found there was some prior knowledge of issues before a wall collapse in Tasmania.
Field day for farm-bots
Queensland roboticists say they can save the farming sector over $1 billion a year.
High-tech help for home 3D printers
Engineers are working on new substances that will allow 3D printers to print functional devices.
Action shots from Reef robot
A locally-designed starfish-hunting death machine has opened fire on the Great Barrier Reef.
Coal bump coming soon
Analysts say the price of coal is about to rise, and could deliver a $A23.6bn boost to big mining groups listed in London.
Hydro sends Basslink back to banks
Tasmania’s undersea power cable operator Basslink is in talks with banks to stay afloat.