Archived News for Engineering Professionals - January, 2018
A bidding war for oil and gas producer AWE is heating up, with Australian, Japanese and Chinese interests all at play.
Mine fraud case continues
Rio Tinto and two former company leaders will continue facing fraud charges in the US.
New funds for weapon exports
The Federal Government wants Australia to become one of the world’s largest arms exporters.
Study warns of solar risk
Experts have warned against geoengineering as a way to reverse the effects of man’s impact on the climate.
Bug bugs crawl from German lab
German researchers have created tiny, soft robots that can jump, swim and crawl like a caterpillar — all while carrying cargo.
CSIRO signs up ocean drones
CSIRO has partnered with ocean technology start-up, Saildrone, to improve measurement and monitoring in Australian waters and the Southern Ocean.
Exciting study for future solar
Australian researchers have made a discovery that could influence the future of solar cell material design.
Rubbish plan for new power
EnergyAustralia has plans to generate power from rubbish at its Mt Piper power station in NSW.
Scientist queries frack findings
A mine rehab expert has questioned the findings of NT’s fracking review.
Sub work coming
The Federal Government says Lockheed Martin’s $700 million submarine contract will create up to 200 jobs.
Turbine sounds being assessed
Australian researchers have reflected on the first 18 months of a five-year study into the health effects of wind farms.
EPFL reveals brain-linked hand
Swiss engineers have unveiled a lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton that can be controlled by the brain.
Ciobo probed on Adani funding
A Federal Government body has explored the option of taxpayer support for Adani's embattled coal project.
Green money expected to slide
Renewable energy investment hit a new high in 2017, but analysts have warned that investment could collapse ...
New regulation for genetic editing
Australia’s genetic modification laws are in line for a shake up in response to new technologies.
Wallarah 2 moves ahead
NSW government authorities have approved a contentious coal mine, despite a “guarantee” against coal mining in the region.
Mayor changes airstrip claim
Two Queensland councils appear to have changed their tune over the ownership of an airstrip for Adani.
Adelaide to host nanosatellite centre
Adelaide’s western suburbs will soon host a mission control centre for dozens of tiny satellites.
Concern over SA gas plans
Conservationists say the SA Government should not allow an underground coal gasification project ...