Archived News for Engineering Professionals - July, 2021
Experts say coal mine approvals in NSW will negate the state’s emissions-reduction measures.
Citizens study Google influence
A new citizen science project will examine just how much influence search engines have over individuals.
Detailed star-sweep coming
NASA has backed one of the most precise tools ever built for detecting new planets outside our solar system.
Food waste mined for molecules
Local experts are working on a new method to extract health-promoting molecules from agricultural and food waste for new products.
AI set on protein view
An AI system has been trained to identify the billions of proteins that make up the human body.
Toplace enters defect agreement
Sydney developer Toplace has accepted liability for any structural defects in its new Skyview towers complex for 20 years.
ARENA aims at hard abatements
New government funding may help find emissions reductions in some particularly difficult areas.
Green board changes backed
A former Rio Tinto executive has joined the board of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Space radar tests continue
Australian engineers are working on high-tech probes for human settlement in space.
Cuts and climate change hit Amazon hard
Some parts of the Amazon rainforest are now emitting more carbon than storing it.
Greenhouse rise continues
More greenhouse gases were produced in 2018 than any previous year, despite efforts to reduce carbon emissions...
Building ban to double COVID cost
While builders protest at the forced shutdown of construction activities in NSW, experts have estimated the cost.
Plasma plating for techno-mirrors
Australian researchers have come up with a new plasma coating technology that could replace the rare earth metal indium...
Air brains for soft robots
Engineers have created an air-powered computer memory that can be used to control soft robots.
Delburn wind plans public
Plans have been unveiled for a 33-turbine wind farm overlooking the site of the former Hazelwood coal-fired power station in Victoria.
Santos abandons Bight plans
Santos has given up its lease to explore for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
Vocal nerves tapped for tech-speech
Scientists have successfully converted a paralysed man’s brain waves into speech.