The reappointment of Karen Andrews as federal minister for industry, science and technology in the Morrison cabinet has been welcomed by sectors of Australia’s science and technology community. Andrews was first appointed to the role in August last year after Morrison became prime minister. Morrison announced Andrews would continue in her ministerial role in the … Continue reading Karen Andrews’ ministerial reappointment welcomed by STEM sector
Federal Labor Senator Kim Carr has announced that he will not renominate as Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, ending a two-decade stint on the frontbench in both government and opposition. Carr has been on Labor’s frontbench since 1996, serving much of that time as the party’s spokesperson for industry, science and research. … Continue reading Labor’s Kim Carr stands down from Opposition frontbench
Submissions have been invited by the Australian Government on a framework discussion paper about ethics and their application to artificial intelligence (AI) in Australia. ITEE engineers alongside engineers across all disciplines have been encouraged to have their say in the development of AI going forward. The government said the paper is intended to be a … Continue reading Engineers encouraged to file submissions on national AI ethics strategy
Process and plant engineers who can’t find room for the recommended straight pipe run required by liquid flow meters in their municipal water treatment plant retrofit projects will find the Vortab Elbow Flow Conditioner available from AMS, eliminates the problem by removing swirl and asymmetric velocity profiles caused by pumps, valves and other equipment placed too close to the meter.
Research led by ANU on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) said that it will be working through Enspire ME, a fifty-fifty joint venture established between MC and Eneco, an integrated energy company from the Netherlands, to provide services based on a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS).
Australian company Infratech Industries, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle has launched a world-first ‘Energy-on-Demand’ system that overcomes the predictability and environmental issues that currently plague existing renewable energy and storage solutions.
With the SLS 518, Leuze electronic has expanded its product line of single beam safety devices of the SLS series with a new, compact and economical type 4 model.
Dewesoft’s new VIBRO-KIT is designed for simulating rotating machinery measurements. One of its many applications would be in educational settings, such as schools and university laboratories by providing a playground for countless experiments.
Infigen Energy has announced that it would proceed to construction of the 113.2 MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington in New South Wales.
The electronics industry is in the midst of a major paradigm shift ranging from the introduction of limited stretchability through to ultra-elastic and conformable wearable electronics, says research company IDTechEx.
Alicat Scientific has expanded the communications protocol offerings on its line of mass flow controllers for vacuum coating applications, adding EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet.
For applications where a low-noise energy chain, high dynamics or very low abrasion is required, motion plastics specialist igus has developed the E6.1 series of energy chains.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has confirmed it is working with the South Australian Government to develop a financing package to support the accelerated delivery of Australia’s largest grid-scale battery storage project, for the South Australian energy market.
The South Australian government has announced its plan to spend $500 million on a new gas-fired power plant and battery storage system, in an effort to stabilise the state’s energy supply.
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company claims that by 2019, 77 per cent of organisations in Australia will have some form of IoT in place, according to its latest global study, ‘The Internet of Things: Today and Tomorrow’.
Launched earlier this month, the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) is a collaboration between the NSW government, universities and industry to research and develop small, smart devices that can be used in applications such as water quality, wearables, biomedical, wildlife and air sensing.
The NSW Government is calling for proposals on energy storage for the first round of its Advanced Energy Challenge (AEC).
RS Components (RS) has announced availability of two connectors from Amphenol that are designed to meet the rigorous demands of use in hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs).
One of the biggest employers in regional NSW, electricity distributor Essential Energy, now has the power to forcibly cut 600 jobs after a ruling by the Fair Work Commission.