Archived News for Engineering Professionals - February, 2023
Engineers have developed a miniature robotic arm that could 3D print bio-material inside a person’s body.
Pollution toll tallied
Experts estimate that vehicle emissions could cause over 11,000 deaths a year.
STEMM stories gathered
Women in STEMM report experiencing harassment, abuse, systemic sexism, imposter syndrome and the gender pay gap.
Conflict costs measured
British scientists have calculated how much the war in Ukraine has affected global energy prices.
Union seeks coal security
Unions want job security for coal mine workers affected by BHP’s sale announcement.
Algorithm aimed at tiny X-rays
Researchers from UNSW Sydney have tested a new imaging algorithm to enhance hydrogen fuel cells.
Bias seen in PEP-11 rejection
A judge has ruled that former prime minister Scott Morrison's decision to reject a gas exploration licence off the coast of New South Wales was “infected by apprehended bias”.
CCS set for GAB
Serious questions are being asked about where Glencore can store waste carbon dioxide in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB).
Green path laid for industry
An expert consultation process has laid out a path to decarbonisation in Australia.
Ampol hit for tax arrangement
Ampol has agreed to pay $157 million to settle a long-running dispute over its use of a Singaporean marketing hub.
Aurizon shifts from coal
Rail company Aurizon has secured a non-coal revenue contract with logistics group Team Global Express worth $1.8 billion ...
Big new battery tested
Australian researchers have commissioned the biggest large-scale iron flow battery outside of the United States.
Court action over camp "cartel"
Court action has been launched over an alleged tendering cartel at WA mining camps.
Mine deaths prompt fundraising
Workmates are raising funds following the tragic deaths of two miners at the Dugald River underground zinc mine in Queensland.
Silicosis issue "clear-cut"
More calls have been made to stop the use of engineered stone in Australia amid a silicosis “epidemic”.
CSIRO links for future work
Australian and US scientists are combining their smarts to tackle global challenges.
Gas to back WA coal exit
Western Australia has announced plans to wean itself off coal entirely within seven years.
Seawater split for hydro boost
Australian researchers are making hydrogen fuel directly from seawater, in a huge advance for the technology.
Tallawarra builders secured
EnergyAustralia says its $300 million Tallawarra B gas power plant will be completed on time, despite the collapse of a major contractor Clough.
Gas study undermined
The CSIRO has been criticised over the findings of a report on fracking in the Beetaloo Basin.