Archived News for Engineering Professionals - November, 2017
Leases have been signed at what could be the site of Australia's first commercial space centre.
Locals lead quantum breakthrough
Scientists have miniaturised an essential quantum computing component.
Andrews unveils big road plan
The Victorian Government has unveiled the route for Melbourne's $16.5 billion ‘missing road link’.
Call for asbestos penalties
A Senate committee has called for increased penalties for illegally importing asbestos.
NT makes powerful pledge
The NT Government has announced a push for a 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.
Palmer heading for big payout
Clive Palmer’s company has won a claim for US$150 million in unpaid royalties from foreign interests.
South32 to re-map Appin
South32 has commented on workplace concerns while claiming “strong financial results” at its AGM.
Neutrinos netted in IceCube lab
Australian researchers have helped measure how Earth absorbs the very highest energy neutrinos ...
New Bass plans released
There has been a mixed response to the release of a $20 million business case study into a second Bass Strait electricity cable.
Nuclear focus at robo-summit
Australia has played host to a robotics summit focussed on dealing with nuclear waste in the future.
Tesla claims success in SA
Tesla has completed construction on what is described as the world's most powerful lithium ion battery.
CPUs used to improve clockwork
High-tech methods have been used to improve centuries-old clockwork mechanisms.
Engineering demand rising
Job vacancies in engineering are back on the rise, with public sector road and rail projects driving demand.
MAST system wins engo medal
Swinburne engineers have been awarded for ground-breaking work to keep buildings standing.
Wood good for pure purpose
Engineers have discovered that porous wood can greatly increase the efficiency of water-to-steam conversion under sunlight.
ACOLA wants storage focus
Experts say Australian industry is missing out on the booming battery storage sector.
AGL has its own supply plan
AGL wants to modify an existing gas storage site in NSW to provide emergency supply.
BHP gives broad update
BHP boss Andrew Mackenzie says the company is finding its own ways to develop renewable systems while maintaining consistent supply.
Santos sale falls through
Some have been encouraged by a failed $9.5 billion takeover of Santos, but the SA Government is not impressed.
Nanotech hub has big plans
A new research collaboration has been launched to develop the next generation of sensitive, portable disease and drugs tests.