Archived News for Engineering Professionals - September, 2018
Engineers are working on a technique to use acoustic noise to improve computer networks.
Ai Group gives backdoor warning
Experts say legislation to expand surveillance into telecommunication devices could create “systemic weakness or vulnerability”.
Carnegie chief leaves
Carnegie Clean Energy has lost its long-standing chief executive and managing director Michael Ottaviano.
Devices combined for solar flow
Engineers have harnessed the abilities of both a solar cell and a battery in one device.
Inpex shipment to sail soon
The multi-billion dollar Inpex-Icthys gas project will soon make its first shipment of gas to Japan.
Nanocrystals tested for solar boost
Australian researchers have used nanocrystals to boost the production of hydrogen fuel.
SA battery on track to repayment
Financial forecasts suggest SA’s Tesla lithium-ion battery will make back a third of its construction costs in its first year of operation.
Musk hit with fraud claim
US regulators want to oust Elon Musk as chief executive of Tesla on allegations of securities fraud.
Qantas to build QLD school
Qantas has announced plans to build a multi-million-dollar pilot training centre in Queensland.
Mango skins show sludge skills
Nanoparticles from green mango peel could be used to clean up oil sludge.
STEM study shows gender split
Patterns have been observed in academic grades of 1.6 million students, showing that girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM.
Sydney desal gets green tick
Experts say highly saline flows from the Sydney Desalination Plant will not affect surrounding marine life as commonly believed.
CSIRO has eyes on space
Australia’s national science agency wants to get involved in NASA’s plan to build a Moon base.
New ship passes float test
Australia’s new icebreaker has passed the most important test of a seagoing vessel – proving it floats.
Adani moving on rail plan
Adani has triggered a new regulatory process for the rail line to its planned Carmichael coal mine.
ASIC urges climate details
ASIC says Australian companies should do more to disclose risks posed by climate change.
Lithium shipments lining up
An Australian producer is preparing to ship high-tech lithium-iron internationally.
NT Inpex deal revealed
Reports say the NT Government seeks “approval” from gas giant Inpex before it releases details on the project.
Quick success for new filter
Australian researchers have designed a nano-filter that can clean dirty water over 100 times faster than current technology.
Rubbish power coming to QLD
Queensland is paving the way for construction of a $400 million waste-to-energy incinerator near Brisbane.