Archived News for Engineering Professionals - November, 2016
Advocacy groups have joined forces to fight the “data drought” brought by dodgy internet in the bush.
Report calls for more say on gas
SA’s Natural Resources Committee says there should be no unconventional gas work without a social licence.
MIT makes cool nano advance
MIT engineers have made water freeze at a temperature that would normally boil it.
Stanwell slammed for cold coal deal
Six executives at a Queensland Government-owned power company have been criticised for accepting bonuses while subcontractors go unpaid.
Climate cuts need smart plans
Experts say Australia’s climate change response could depend on planning.
Odd atomic context created
Australian researchers have helped demonstrate a key element of quantum computing.
Airport city plan draws bold view
Planners say the future of Western Sydney hinges on an “aerotropolis” growing around the Western Sydney Airport.
Boral building to big deal
Boral is looking to buy US-based building products manufacturer Headwaters for about A$3.5 billion.
Concrete sinks hold CO2
Almost half the CO2 released during the process of making cement over the last 70 years has been re-absorbed by the material through a process called carbonation, say international scientists.
Locals reveal Hyperloop hope
Australia’s entry in Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition has been unveiled.
Enrolments drop as need rises
Enrolments for mining engineering degrees are plummeting – just as Australia’s mining sector is seeing a global rally in price.
LNP scores bill breakthrough
A single late-night session was all it took to pass legislation that forced people to the polls earlier this year.
Rio cranks iron cuts
Rio Tinto is cutting more jobs from its iron ore division in Western Australia.
Chevron keeps Bight plans
Chevron will still drill four exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight, but oil giant BP has withdrawn from exploration of the region.
Satellite upgrades starting
The most advanced weather satellite ever built has been fired into space.
Treasurer says waste advocates 'silent'
SA’s Treasurer says a “silent majority” want the state’s nuclear waste dump ...
Academic awards for leading locals
From antibiotic resistance to water purification in disaster zones, some of Australia’s top academic efforts have been honoured.
Macfarlane's mining leap criticised
Former federal resources minister Ian Macfarlane has defended his career change to lobbying for mining industry.