Archived News for Engineering Professionals - January, 2017
High-tech drones have given a glimpse of the future of environmental monitoring.
Santos' Pilliga surveys over
Santos has completed its Environment Impact Statement for the development of gas reserves in northern NSW.
Adelaide shapes up for ship visits
Adelaide is preparing to host international shipbuilders ahead of a major defence construction to start from 2018.
Soybean oil boils into graphene
Australian engineers have discovered an exciting new way to produce graphene – with soybean oil.
Union accuses asbestos tsars
The CFMEU says the Russian mafia has been pushing asbestos products into Australia.
Abbott attacks RET again
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has repeated his call for Australia’s renewable energy target to be scrapped.
Call to keep power talks open
South Australia’s Chief Scientist wants to keep nuclear power alive in discussions about long-term energy supply.
German move may not be easy
A new report says Germany’s attempt to switch its electricity supply from nuclear to wind and solar will not be simple.
UQ to help clean CSG
The Australian Research Council has backed a project to help clean up the CSG process.
Accolade for advancing stem science
Biomolecular science professor Alan Mackay-Sim has been named Australian of the Year.
Pig shells for human cells
Scientists are investigating the idea of growing replacement human organs inside pigs.
Labor papers shine harsh light on PCH
WA Labor says there are 16 possible causes for lead contamination among the 3000 defects at the trouble-plagued Perth Children's Hospital.
Trump stumps up on coal claims
President Donald Trump has allowed controversial oil pipelines to move ahead, while gagging EPA workers.
Waves watched by underwater swarm
A swarm of robots has measured waves and ocean currents in high-resolution 3D.
Bridge checks to sweep state
Engineers will review 1,500 South Australian bridges after structural problems emerged last week.
Holograms floated on fibres
Physicists have invented a tiny device that creates the highest quality holographic images ever achieved.
New action on Brazil spill
A Brazilian bank has filed a class action suit against BHP Billiton and Vale.
Samsung sparks Note response
Samsung Electronics says internal short circuiting in Galaxy Note 7 batteries caused the phones to catch fire – twice.
DIBP seeks new tech tools
The Government is seeking tenders for technology to check fingerprints and scan faces at airports.
Hazelwood costs explode
The decommissioning, remediation and rehabilitation of the Hazelwood power station site will cost at least $743 million.
High-tech needle to save brains
Australian engineers have unveiled a high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer.