Archived News for Engineering Professionals - August, 2019
BlueScope Steel is being sued for allegedly colluding to rig steel prices.
Andrews plugs space jobs
Questions have been asked about the ability of Australia’s new space agency to create jobs.
PFAS fighter patented
Australian researchers have patented a new invention to prevent the spread of pollutants from contaminated concrete.
Report denies nuclear need
Australia's renewable energy boom allows it to leapfrog nuclear power, a new report says.
SA blood lead spikes
The average amount of lead in the blood of Port Pirie children is up 45 per cent this year.
Legal action over traditional rejection
Environment Minister Sussan Ley is being sued after she rejected a heritage protection bid in favour of a Chinese coal project.
Next gen threads printed
Research engineers have used laser printing technology to produce waterproof e-textiles in minutes.
Union predicts big bill
The repair bill for structural and safety defects in apartment buildings across Australia could top $6.2 billion.
Coal towns see sulphur spike
An international review has found Australian regions with coal-fired power stations are among hot spots for sulphur dioxide pollution.
Nuclear barge gets started
A giant floating nuclear power plant has set sail from the Arctic port of Murmansk.
Revived coal plant to burn cleaner
Hunter Energy says the recommissioned Redbank power station will be cleaner and greener than before.
Three approved in solar spree
Three controversial solar farms have been approved near Shepparton in Victoria's Goulburn Valley.
DNA re-jigged to store data
Researchers have turned living cells into computers, using DNA for information processing and storage.
Bight blasting delayed
A plan to search for gas and oil in the Great Australian Bight has been postponed until next year.
Defence wants south pole setup
Australia's Defence Force wants to install technology in Antarctica, but the Antarctic Treaty explicitly bans military activity.
Frogs won't stop dam plans
NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro says ‘green tape’ is hindering water security.
SA to scrap GM ban
The South Australian government is lifting its moratorium on growing GM food crops.
BHP sees steep rise
BHP’s profit has more than doubled to $12.2 billion, as the impacts of mine disasters ease.