Archived News for Engineering Professionals - September, 2019
An Australian Government report outlines new opportunities to sell resources to China.
Croc-spotting drone tested
In a world first, a drone fitted has streamed a live video seeking and identifying crocodiles at an accuracy of 93 per cent and a latency of less than one second.
Funding for first-time tech
A large-scale compressed air energy storage project has secured millions in backing.
Hazelwood trial starts
A Victorian court has heard Hazelwood Power Corporation should have foreseen a fire in an open-cut coal mine that burned for weeks.
Hydro boost for ammonia sites
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced funding to power the world’s largest green ammonia plant powered by renewable hydrogen.
Local tech saves US patient
A patient in the US has become the first to receive a high-tech new heart valve developed in Australia.
Waste dump poll approved
Some SA residents will soon be polled about their views on a nuclear waste dump.
AEMC forecasts needs
The AEMC has looked at ways that Australia's energy grid could adapt to manage an influx of renewables.
Remediation money questioned
The NSW Government has accused Mascot Towers residents of forcing its hand on remediation payments.
ADF sees climate risks
An increase in natural disasters caused by climate change will stretch the capability of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), according to Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell.
Morrison dodges awkward talks
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has boldly avoided a global climate summit, spending time with the McDonald’s burger menu instead.
Oil spill foam tested
Australian researchers have come up with a new, safe way to clean up oil spills using compounds equally useful as common household cleaning products.
Robot dog ready for market
Leading robotics firm Boston Dynamics has released its first commercial product – Spot.
UN issues warming warning
There is a glaring and growing gap between global warming targets and reality.
AI employed in sepsis check
Artificial intelligence is helping to detect sepsis in Sydney emergency departments.
Boeing announces payout
Boeing Co will pay $US144,500 ($213,242) each to the families of 346 people killed in two 737 MAX crashes.
New guide for pre-fab concrete
Safe Work Australia has developed a guide on the safe use of prefabricated concrete elements in the construction industry.
QLD sees nothing from NAIF
The $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has spent nothing in Queensland.
Australia joins Mars effort
Australia will spend $150 million to get involved in America's planned mission to the Moon and then Mars.
Drone strike shows crude links
The drone strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure has highlighted the fragile and interconnected relationship between crude oil supply and the global economy, experts say.