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Huawei and JCU launch NB-IoT lab, IoT engineering degree
Huawei and James Cook University have launched Australia’s first NB-IoT lab, along with the nation’s first IoT engineering degree.
Electro-Chemical Devices has announced the plug-and-play TC-80 Total Chlorine Analyser, which offers simplified water monitoring and treatment processes, easy installation and less maintenance for lower ownership costs.
Oven has announced its 5R6-900 temperature controller with ramp/soak capabilities.
Aurecon appoints global energy and resources expert
Aurecon has appointed Dr Alex Wonhas as the new global managing director to lead its Energy and Resources business which also spans manufacturing.
PLC hack exposes vulnerable industrial controls
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ransomware that was able to take over control of a simulated water treatment plant, exposing the vulnerability of industrial controls.
Origin Energy’s response to SA’s ongoing blackouts
Origin believes it should be given the power to intervene directly in the energy market to prevent widespread blackouts, such as those that have been occurring in South Australia over the past few months.
IndraDrive ML: universal inverter now for marine and offshore
The new IndraDrive ML is the latest addition to the IndraDrive family in the upper power range: up to 500 kW individually, up to 4 MW when 8 devices are connected in parallel. New areas of application open up with additional devices for mains connections between 525 V and 690 V, as well as the … Continue reading IndraDrive ML: universal inverter now for marine and offshore
Top 10 sensors market 2017-2022
Research and Markets has released its Top 10 Sensors Market report, which covers projections for the best-performing sensor types over the next five years.
ANU physicists open door to improved communications
ANU research on the use of magnets to steer light could lead to new communications systems that are smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.
Stretchable smart tablets getting closer to reality
Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
Solution for PCB component models
RS Components has announced that it has extended its relationship with SamacSys. The company is now offering direct access to SamacSys’ schematic symbols and footprints for all PCB components, via the new PCB Part Library service.
Quiet LDO voltage regulators
STMicroelectronics has announced its LDLN025 Low-Dropout (LDO) voltage regulators, which generate less than 6.5µVrms noise at 250mA full load with an outline of just 0.63mm x 0.63mm.
SA scientists use gold to convert sunlight into fuel
Tiny metallic-gold particles are being used to convert sunlight into fuel, in a technology developed in SA to store solar energy as an alternative to battery storage.
CSIRO using fingerprint ID to save energy
CSIRO has announced a partnership with start-up company Ecocentric, on a system that recognises the electrical ‘fingerprint’ of individual appliances to increase energy efficiency in buildings.
Solar batteries – the answer to Australia’s energy problems?
A significant price drop has seen solar batteries skyrocket in popularity. Experts believe that solar battery storage could be the solution to widespread power outages, such as those seen in South Australia over the past few months.
Surge protection device
Phoenix Contact has released the Valvetrab-Safe Energy Control (SEC) Type 2 surge protection device, which the company claims is one of the world’s narrowest high-performing arresters.
Bid to protect energy systems from hackers
New research from Michigan Technological University scientists addresses “nightmare” scenarios for energy systems, where hackers exploit security weaknesses and execute a disruptive plan of cyber attacks.
RFID sensor market booms; offers new opportunities
According to a new report from IDTechEx, the RFID sensor market will grow to US$980 million by 2027.
Scientists developing sustainable seawater batteries
Korean university UNIST will be working with public organisations in the energy sector to develop a new type of eco-friendly battery that can store and produce electricity using seawater.
NBN CEO claims Aussies do not want super-fast broadband
NBN CEO Bill Morrow has claimed that there is no market for super-fast broadband in Australia, and that people would not use it “even if we offered it for free”.