Archived News for Engineering Professionals - August, 2022
Analysis of Victoria's Suburban Rail Loop suggests the project's cost could outweigh its benefit.
Martian rock dating planned
Australian researchers are analysing the first datable Mars rock samples.
Avocado seed snacks tested
Engineers are looking to turn discarded avocado seeds into a tasty snack.
Concrete doped with PPE
Australian engineers have developed a method to use disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) to make concrete stronger.
Exploration stats expand
Official stats show there has been an increase in mining exploration across Australia.
CSIRO central to Moon missions
Australian equipment and knowledge will help NASA return to the Moon.
Energy worker agency raised
The Greens want a new government authority to aid the transition to renewable energy in fossil fuel heartlands.
Santos halts Barossa drill
Santos has paused drilling in the offshore Barossa gas field while it waits on a federal court decision.
Shell settling Prelude issues
Shell and workers’ unions have reached agreement in the Prelude gas facility industrial dispute.
MMI contracts kept
Labor has criticised the previous government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative announcements, but will allow ...
Feds open gas fields
The Federal Government has opened up large new offshore gas exploration and storage areas.
Coral window widened
Australian scientists have, for the first time, bred captive corals months outside of their natural reproductive window.
Damned dam defended
Nationals MPs are defending a NSW dam project plagued by cost blowouts and a poor business case.
Material 'memory' discovered
Scientists have discovered a material that appears to have a ‘memory’, despite having no brain.
Tiny water split modelled
New details have been discovered about the ability of water to split into two different liquids.
Tyre walls tested
Researchers have tested and verified the structural integrity of walls constructed from tyres packed with earth.
Fertiliser plant allowed
The federal government is backing a $4.5 billion fertiliser plant in northern WA, despite concerns for Aboriginal heritage in the area.
Risky mine plan ditched
South32 appears to be scrapping its controversial Dendrobium coal mine extension plans in NSW.