Archived News for Engineering Professionals - March, 2018
A ‘sun shield’ made from an ultra-thin film shows promise as a weapon in the fight against coral bleaching.
Waste dump talks continue
Plans are proceeding for a nuclear waste dump in South Australia’s outback.
Locals create stunning sensor
Australian researchers have created a incredibly sensitive new device that uses a single atom as its sensor.
Saildrones set for sea data
A fleet of wind and solar-powered ocean drones will soon capture valuable data off Australian coasts.
Space station crash coming soon
The Chinese space station Tiangong-1 should crash somewhere on Earth around Easter.
Adani water plans attacked
Adani's plan to drain billions of litres of groundwater could destroy one of the world's last unspoiled desert oases.
Legal fight over cable fail looms
The Tasmanian Government wants compensation for the 2015 undersea power cable outage.
Liddell shortfall forecast
AEMO says an additional 850 megawatts of dispatchable generation capacity could be needed ...
NT urged to curb emissions
A rise in emissions has led green groups to urge the NT to introduce a targeted climate policy.
Victoria getting battery backup
Funding has been provided for two large-scale, grid-connected batteries to shore up Victoria’s power supplies.
CSIRO study to keep subs under
Australian engineers are using advanced crystal technology to allow submarines to stay submerged longer ...
UNSW going for graphene filters
Australian scientists have developed a world-first, graphene-based filter that can remove more than 99 per cent of organic matter ...
Big wind plan withdrawn
Plans to build a wind farm between Canberra and Goulburn have been withdrawn.
Gates firm pushes new nuclear
One of Bill Gates’ companies has launched a new project to build a traveling wave nuclear reactor.
Mining views reviewed
Most Australians accept mining and have positive views of its economic role, but they hold low levels of trust in in the industry, according to a new survey.
NSW spells out infrastructure plans
The NSW Government has laid out the state's infrastructure strategy for the next 20 years.
Politics alleged in $5.2b defence deal
Queensland will host the construction of new defence vehicles, leading Victoria to claim it has been snubbed.
New bill plans car ban
The Greens have proposed banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
CFMEU fined for QLD action
The CFMEU and 19 officials have been fined $817,500 over building site shutdowns in Queensland.