New Zealand physicists have used incredible ‘optical tweezers’ to split clouds of ultracold atoms and to smash them together.

Aviation Australia has announced it will help run the University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) new management degree for aircraft maintenance engineers.

A meeting this week brings together the finest minds in mineral exploration, as scientists and geologists descend on Geoscience Australia’s UNCOVER Summit.

Rio Tinto says robots are the future for productive mining, but the CFMEU says it won’t let human workers be replaced.

Millions of pounds will be spent on a classic engineering solution to fix flooding in the UK.

Union workers have threatened to employ ‘civil disobedience’ in protests of large-scale job cuts.

Telstra is shooting for $6 billion worth of contracts on Australia’s National Broadband Network, launching a pilot program to test its intended hardware.

The United States military is working on a project to gather solar electricity from space and beam it wirelessly back to Earth.

Australia will likely spend billions on a Defence acquisition recently described as “unaffordable”, buying dozens of planes that currently cannot stay together for more than a few hours.

Several bodies are calling for increased scrutiny of the Port of Gladstone, as the federal environment department moves to delay its decision on leaking dredge spoils.

A court case will argue that Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt failed in his obligation to protect the environment, by approving the dredging and expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal.

German scientists have detailed new ways to recover valuable substances from wastewater.

New tools will help future wave power designs get the most from the ocean.

Mining companies often weigh environmental outcomes against economic ones, and choose actions which benefit the latter, but researchers say with better planning they can have the best of both worlds.

A new report has added weight to the argument that all users should pay for roads, highlighting new ways to fund advanced infrastructure.

Engineers in Singapore have taken glow-in-the-dark to a futuristic degree, creating a material which can both capture and emit light.

Advanced modelling has solved a generations-old geological question, as scientists investigate why long, curvy mountains form near places where tectonic plates smash together.

A regional newspaper has reported that a major gas project could be getting shut down, but the company behind has said nothing.

A new report from analysts at Deloitte Access Economics has highlighted 25 sectors that could drive the Australian economy in the future, including nuclear power generation and waste storage.

Scientists have been pinching designs from nature for some time, but have now brought living and synthetic materials together in an exciting new way.

The Federal Government believes jobs and capital are at stake, as it moves to reduce union power on building sites.

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