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Redflow extends battery warranty to 10 years
Australian energy storage specialist Redflow Limited has announced that it has extended the warranty for its 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) ZBM2 and ZCell zinc-bromine flow batteries to 10 years.
CSIRO’s plan to boost Aussie innovation
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, has announced plans to boost Australia’s innovation overseas by opening a CSIRO US office.
Winners in the IoT market
A new report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has identified growth opportunities in IoT by analysing the current trends shaping the IoT landscape.
HMI market to 2022
According to a new report from Research and Markets, the Human Machine Interface (HMI) market is expected to be worth US$5.86 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 9 per cent between 2016 and 2022.
$15m quantum computer to deliver defence-level cyber security
Valued at US$15 million, D-Wave’s 2000Q quantum computer will be used with TDS technology to solve some of the most critical and complex cyber security problems impacting governments and commercial enterprises.
Driverless car firm to establish HQ in South Australia
UK-based business RDM Group, the company behind the LUTZ Pathfinder and Pod Zero vehicles, will establish an office in Adelaide, South Australia, adding to the city’s reputation as a hub for driverless car technology.
Extracting more from wastewater
A material made by combining a metal and a polymer can help generate hydrogen and fresh water from wastewater.
IoT puts brakes on fuel theft
An Australian manufacturer is using the Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle fuel theft across the globe.
Bipolar Stepping Motor Driver IC
Toshiba Corporation’s Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions company has announced the launch of “TB67S508FTG,” a bipolar stepping motor driver offering 40V high voltage and 3.0A current with no need for external current detection resistors.
Honeywell files lawsuit for widespread patent infringement
Honeywell has filed a lawsuit against Code Corp., a Utah-based company that manufactures bar code readers, accusing the company of widespread patent infringement
Dual circuit control and monitoring unit
Thermon Group Holdings has announced the introduction of the TraceNet TCM2 Dual Circuit Control and Monitoring Unit, which is the latest addition to the company’s range of remotely-operated heating control and monitoring systems.
80 per cent of IoT apps not tested for vulnerabilities
According to a study released by Ponemon Institute, 80 per cent of IoT apps are not tested for vulnerabilities, and there is a lack of urgency to address these vulnerabilities.
New system for taming data
A new system called Data Civilizer automatically finds connections among many different data tables and allows users to perform database-style queries across all of them. The results of the queries can then be saved as new, orderly data sets that may draw information from dozens or even thousands of different tables.
u-blox acquires SIMCom cellular product line
u-blox has announced an asset deal with Shanghai-based SimTech that will give u-blox control over the company’s cellular modem products (known as SIMCom Wireless), patents and know-how, R&D and sales staff, and customer base.
Trace moisture transmitter for high-purity gas applications
Michell Instruments has announced its Pura range of trace moisture transmitters, which have been developed for applications where purity of gases is of critical importance and even trace amounts of moisture are considered to be a contaminant.
Huge solar farm approved in Western Downs to create 400 jobs
Western Downs Regional Council has approved the biggest solar project in the region – a 300 megawatt solar farm to be constructed by Luminous Energy.
Australian companies rank worst in AI despite strong investment
Infosys has found that while Australia’s big firms spent $8 million on AI last year (second only to the US), Australia ranks very low in AI maturity.
NBN will be 50 per cent complete by mid-2017
NBN Co has said it aims to have its broadband network almost 50 per cent complete by 30 June 2017.
Researchers create flame-retardant li-ion battery
Researchers at Stanford University have found a way to incorporate fire-extinguishing materials into lithium-ion batteries.
Cyber security: Most common passwords revealed
Security firm Keeper conducted a study of 10 million passwords that became public through data breaches that occurred in 2016. As a result, the 25 most common passwords have been revealed.