- What caused South Australia’s state-wide blackout?
Power is gradually returning to South Australia after wild storms blew across the state last night, but some areas could be offline for days, as the storm damaged essential infrastructure.
- The engineer inside the system
The adoption of scalable, intelligent ‘engineering-in-the-box’ estimating and (Front End Engineering and Design) FEED software captures knowledge during each phase of a project’s lifecycle.
- Aussie firm to help with Ganga River project
An inexpensive, portable and safe water disinfection system from Australia could be one solution to rehabilitating the Ganga River in Rajasthan.
- NSW energy sector firmly anchored in the ground
According to the NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, NSW will aim to meet its renewable energy target as per the Paris agreement. However, fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere, writes Stephanie Stefanovic.
- Cool solution cuts the angel’s share in barrel halls
A barrel hall cooling system designed to efficiently maintain ideal temperatures and raise humidity is robbing the wine gods of the ‘angel’s share’.
- The Internet of Zombies
Since Dawn of the Dead was first released in 1978, the possibility of a viral outbreak that will turn us all into night crawling, flesh-eating zombies has become a worry for many and a very prolific Hollywood theme.
- A snapshot of the engineering industry
In a new report by Cebr, the engineering industry is examined on a global scale. This article will feature future trends, research and Engineering Index rankings, with a focus on where Australia stands on a global scale.
- Making big data more efficient
MIT scientists have created a new programming language, which lets application developers manage memory more efficiently in programs that deal with scattered data points in large data sets.
- Intrusion detection on the factory floor
Intrusion detection – the ability to detect when hackers begin probing devices – is a critical first step to building a secure IIoT.
- What if two countries declared cyber war on each other?
The internet has brought us many great things but it has made us more vulnerable. Protecting against such futuristic violence as cyber war is one of the key challenges of the 21st century.
- Solutions for Industry 4.0 and IoT
As information technology and automation technology continue to converge, cloud-based communication and data services are increasingly used in industrial automation projects.
- Zooming in on leaky pipes saves a flood of problems
P-CAT is a condition assessment technology that allows pipeline owners and operators to accurately identify defects and develop cost effective solutions.
- SCADA continues to evolve
Today’s SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems offer a new generation of technology components that are easier to integrate, and provide improved capabilities and functionalities.
- Integrated and networked sensors at the heart of Industry 4.0
Advanced manufacturing systems, featuring state-of-the-art sensors and intelligent networking, are at the heart of the collection of big data and setting the pace for the achievements of Industry 4.0.
- How the IoT is helping trains run on time
An Australian technology minnow is turning heads here and around the world with one of the first examples of internet of things (IoT) technology that can improve train travel efficiency and safety.
- Implantable sensors for wireless recording of nerve activity
The first in vivo tests demonstrate ultrasound can be used to wirelessly power and communicate with millimetre-scale devices surgically placed in muscles and nerves.
- Thailand’s robotics drive
Thai investment in robotics and automation is rising steadily, but the country is leaving nothing to chance in its efforts to modernise, recently announcing several new incentives in an attempt to speed up its industrial modernisation.
- Solar households to lose subsidies, but it’s a bright future for the industry
Solar households in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales will this year cease to be paid for power they export into the electricity grid. While this may hurt some households, it could ultimately be a good sign for the industry.
- SCADA Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020
The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Market was valued at USD 23.20 billion in 2013, which is expected to reach USD 32.70 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5.0 per cent from 2014 to 2020.
- Residential batteries: the story did not start with Tesla and will not end with Tesla
With the launch of its Powerwall on April 30, 2015 and every progress update on the building of its Gigafactory, Tesla has continued to fuel interest in home battery systems.