Archived News for Engineering Professionals - December, 2019
Karratha aims at housing game
The City of Karratha is using up to $35 million of ratepayer funds to boost local housing stock.
Wollongong going green
One of Australia historic industrial centres has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050.
GHD wraps up Adani work
Engineering firm GHD says it has concluded its work on Adani’s Carmichael coal project.
Wildlife warning for marine power
As more countries look to offshore sources for renewable energy, experts say there could be big impacts on marine life.
Bores opening in backyards
Bore water is increasingly making its way into affluent NSW communities eager to keep their lawns and gardens green.
MAX work scrapped
Boeing will halt commercial production of its 737 MAX in January after two fatal crashes ...
New surface too slick for superbugs
Researchers have created what could be the ultimate non-stick coating.
Oil sponge shows big promise
Engineers have developed an oil-catching sponge that could help recover contamination from offshore drilling.
Report lays green path
Authorities say over 30 gigawatts of new clean power generation will be needed ...
Councils want cladding list
Councils are calling on the NSW Government to release details on over 400 high-risk buildings with dangerously flammable cladding.
Adani pipe plan advanced
The Federal Government has referred Adani’s pipe plan for environmental approval without applying the federal water trigger.
ECU unveils giant table
Edith Cowan University (ECU) has constructed what could be the world's largest periodic table.
Bunny carries plastic DNA
International researchers have embedded plans for a 3D-printed bunny in synthetic DNA.
Russia plugs nuclear ship
Russia has suggested Australia follow its lead by building an offshore, floating nuclear reactor.
AEMC predicts price fall
Official forecasts predict power prices will fall in most Australian states and territories over the next three years.
Emissions rise slowing
Greenhouse gas emissions should set a new record this year, but the rate of growth has shrunk.
Forrest funding green power
Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest is funding a solar farm in Western Australia's Wheatbelt.
Space-bot to watch faces
An emotion-sensing robot is being sent to the International Space Station to aid astronauts' mental health.