Archived News for Engineering Professionals - October, 2018
Airservices Australia staff will strike next Tuesday after pay negotiations broke down.
SA eyes military minerals
The South Australian Government wants to look for gold and copper in a highly controversial and restricted area.
Victoria joins big China deal
Victoria says it will sign up to China's controversial One Belt, One Road initiative.
Kepler's era wraps up
NASA is preparing to send off the most prolific planet-hunting machine in history.
Cranes gamed for serious safety
Australian researchers have used video game software to enhance the safety of crane lift training and operation.
Pollution deaths tallied
Seven million deaths are caused by air pollution each year, new global stats show.
Takata insiders recall warnings
Whistleblowers say they were silenced when they tried to speak out about defective Takata airbags ...
'Twisted' light for fibre boost
A new development could vastly increase the speed of fibre-optic communication.
Coral 'bots backed
Researchers say match-making robots could be used to help increase coral spawning.
Electric planes aim at local market
Local engineers say all-electric passenger planes are preparing to take off.
IPA attacks LNP power plays
The IPA has accused the Morrison Government of breaching Liberal values by threatening energy companies.
Leaders call to end coal
Twenty-two eminent Australian scholars and health experts have signed a letter demanding the Federal Government phase out coal.
Sodium battery tests scaling up
Australian engineers are testing new sodium-ion batteries for renewable energy storage.
Probe launched on company collapse
Queensland will hold public examinations into the collapse of two major Queensland construction companies, which allegedly left hundreds of small businesses, subcontractors and suppliers unpaid.
BOM responds to forecast concerns
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has responded to claims it was damaging its forecasting.
Mars could host briny life
Basic lifeforms have the potential to survive on Mars thanks to briny waters, US researchers say.
Sulphur used for mineral search
Researchers are using the life cycle of sulphur to predict the location of valuable minerals.
Issues arise at nuclear lab
A review has found a number of issues at a 1950s-era nuclear medicine lab in south-west Sydney.
Smartphone cancer check coming
Australian engineers are developing a low cost, easy to use cancer detector, designed to be attached to a smart phone.
Telstra admits 000 failing
Telstra has taken responsibility for an outage that saw over 1,400 calls to triple-zero going unanswered earlier this year.