Archived News for Engineering Professionals - February, 2018
Scientists and doctors have called on the NT Government to stop the development of new gas fields.
Green goals plugged in Stony project
Consultants say a waterway project in Melbourne’s west demonstrates how environmental principles can increase urban liveability.
Manned drones moving ahead
Chinese drone maker EHANG is already deep in the testing phase of an autonomous flying taxi.
New layer for future windows
Australian engineers have come up with a smart window material that lets in more heat during the cold and blocks the sun’s rays on hot days.
Rio plugs local spend
Rio Tinto says it has committed around $2 billion to more than 1000 Australian business from a single project.
Stem cell scaffold tested
Australian biomedical engineers have produced a new basis to grow human muscle.
Google replaces engineering boss
Google Australia has replaced its director of engineering, who has retired after 11 years.
Nano-bowtie taps new source
Engineers have developed a device that can tap into the infrared energy of the Earth.
Temperature powers new tech
MIT researchers have come up with a device that harvests energy from changes in temperature.
Victoria opens road to robots
Victoria has changed its Road Safety Act to allow trials of driverless vehicles.
Court opens path to Adani ILUA
The Federal Court has rejected a native title group’s move to stop Adani Australia from registering an Indigenous land use agreement
Plans up for 3D-printed phone 'scope
Australian researchers have developed a 3D printable clip-on that can turn any smartphone into a microscope.
Hydro-fuel site supported
South Australia's renewable technology fund has backed a plan for a hydrogen plant at Port Lincoln.
Lock The Gate gives CSG apology
The Lock The Gate Alliance has apologised to Origin Energy and the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the NT for its “scandalous allegations”.
Morwell gets heritage nod
The asbestos-riddled old Morwell Power Station and briquette factory has been granted heritage listing.
NEG discussion starts
Authorities have proposed allowing energy retailers to defer some of their emissions reductions under the NEG.
Report backs renewable 'love'
The Climate Council has released a report celebrating Australia’s “love affair” with renewable energy and battery storage.
Uni launches future power centre
Monash University has launched a new innovation hub to address the electricity sector’s changing needs.
New nanobots get target training
Bio-engineers have designed tiny nanobots made of DNA and protein ...
Uranium appeal dismissed
WA’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal to stop development of a uranium project in the Northern Goldfields.
AHRC wants ethical tech
Australian authorities have launched a project to make sure human rights are embedded within new technologies.