Archived News for Engineering Professionals - January, 2020
Economists say Australian living standards will slip due to the cost of a changing climate.
Local lab grows coronavirus
Australian scientists have successfully grown the Wuhan coronavirus in a lab.
Dreamworld payouts could top $20m
The owners of Queensland theme park Dreamworld have paid out millions in compensation, but are expected to pay several times more.
Nanotube sensors tested
New microscopic sensors developed in Australia could make aircraft safer, improve the lives of diabetics and help those who rely on prosthetics.
New site tallies tailings
The world’s first public database of mine tailings dams has been launched to prevent deadly disasters.
AER backs new link
The energy regulator says there is a ‘robust’ business case for a $1.5 billion electricity interconnector between SA and NSW.
Canavan consults on gas plan
The federal resources minister is looking at a new gas reservation policy.
CEFC buys into batteries
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has increased its investment in new battery storage technology.
Court set for oil plans
Conservationists have launched a legal challenge against plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
New cells survive stress tests
New, high-tech perovskite solar modules have passed three critical stability tests.
Phone screens flattened for new tech
Australian researchers have developed an ultra-thin and ultra-flexible electronic material that can be printed and rolled.
Wyatt green-lights uranium plan
Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt has approved further uranium exploration in the NT.
Ex-minister lands at Boeing
Former defence minister Brendan Nelson has received a plum posting as president of Boeing Australia.
Soil spoils tunnel work
The discovery of contaminated soil could see over 100 workers on Victoria’s West Gate Tunnel project sacked.
FAST telescope officially on
The world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope is ready to run.
Green light for waste-power site
Victoria’s EPA has approved a $150 million waste-to-energy plant expected to power 20,000 homes.
Homicide charge over dam collapse
Homicide charges have been laid over a dam disaster last year that killed more than 250 people.
NSW proposes builders' ratings
The NSW Government has proposed measures to clamp down on dodgy developers.