Archived News for Engineering Professionals - April, 2017
AER says AEMO's estimates off
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) says the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) miscalculated the likelihood of a blackout in February.
Australia shoots for Japanese hydro
Japan is pushing to become the world’s first hydrogen-fuelled nation, and Australian companies are eager to help.
Building billions set for return
The Turnbull Government could unveil up to $50 billion worth of infrastructure spending in May's budget.
Cassini swings through Saturn's rings
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has dipped in between Saturn and its innermost rings to gather the most detailed data ever obtained.
Clean power requires batteries and backing
The CSIRO says an active transition to a zero-carbon electricity system will need financial incentives.
Plastic-munching caterpillars uncovered
A common caterpillar could be the key to reducing waste from the trillion polyethylene plastic bags we use each year.
Cloud-seeding plan to cool Reef
Researchers are looking at the idea of making the clouds above the Great Barrier Reef brighter in order to cool it down.
Glass printing with normal gear
New techniques are allowing high-quality, intricate shapes made of glass to be manufactured using standard 3D printing technology.
Human tests for powerful pill
RMIT researchers are testing a high-tech pill that measures gastrointestinal gas.
SA driving hydro-fuel rise
South Australia is lining up to become a leader in hydrogen fuel production.
ATO chasing Chevron's missing money
The ATO is chasing what could be Australia’s largest ever tax bill, from oil and gas giant Chevron.
More charges in emissions scam
Volkswagen has been ordered to pay a $US2.8 billion criminal penalty for cheating emissions tests.
Tasmania could be Australia's battery
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Tasmania could become the “battery of Australia”.
Gas links gaining traction
The Federal Government is looking at ways to link Australia's gas networks.
Local satellites join space race
Three tiny Australian satellites are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS).
MIT tech to draw water from dry air
MIT has unveiled a new technology that can draw water directly from moisture in the air in the driest of locations.
Most ICT jobs survive visa cut
Only five IT jobs have been cut in the Federal Government’s decision to scrap and replace the 457 Visa programme.
TPG to bite at mobile market
TPG will soon be Australia’s fourth mobile network operator, with plans to build its own $2 billion network.
Visa change on the way
The 457 category has been abolished and replaced with two new and more stringent visas.
Bruny plans battery fix
The residents of Bruny Island are looking at what could be a solution to the nation’s energy issues.