Archived News for Engineering Professionals - December, 2017
The Federal Government has been accused of shifting the goalposts with the release of new annual emissions projections.
Industrial effects roll on
New research suggests the ill-effects of the Industrial Revolution are still being felt 200 years later.
The Federal Government has announced $70 million will be spent to replace Australia’s highest performance research supercomputer, Raijin.
Scientists have proven the existence of a form of matter first theorised over 50 years ago.
Frack review makes many calls
The NT Government’s fracking inquiry has handed down a preliminary report that includes a call to protect groundwater resources.
Bendy bio-battery for body power
Engineers in the US have created an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery.
EPA green lights NT waste site
The NT EPA has approved a controversial hazardous waste storage facility and salt mine.
New solar design outlined
Researchers have unveiled a new ‘double-glazing’ solar power window unlike any existing solar panel.
Adelaide gets graphene lab
Australian experts will use a new research hub to help graphene leave the lab.
AGL keeps Liddell timeline
AGL will close the Liddell coal-fired power plant and repurpose it with a commitment to clean energy.
Jail time for VW cheat
A US-based Volkswagen executive has been jailed over the company’s emissions scandal.
More time needed for mine rehab
Research suggests much more time is needed for adequate mine site restoration.
QLD flood case underway
A class action by 6,000 people has started almost 7 years after Queensland’s fatal floods.
Arrow aims at Surat
Arrow Energy has signed a deal that will open up one of the largest gas reserves on the east coast.
Bacteria trained in bio-tech hybrid
Scientists have managed to control the behaviour of individual bacteria by connecting them to a computer.
Experts brought in for offshore wind
Plans are afoot to build Australia’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Victoria.
Laser switch for chemical fix
Tech experts have devised a new way to make switches controlled by coloured light.
NSW Nationals on coal drive
The NSW Nationals want to use money from asset sales to build a new coal-fired power station.