Dow Chemical has announced that it will shut its Altona plant, shedding 26 jobs, citing international competition and rising gas prices among factors.
Australia can claim numerous motion picture technology achievements. From the current work of special effects and animation houses Animal Logic and Rising Sun, to the Cineon workstation (which won a Scientific and Technical Oscar) developed at Kodak Melbourne, all the way back to legendary inventor Henry Sutton’s proto-TV.
A 13-year-old Adelaide boy has won an international inventors award in Malaysia after designing a Wi-Fi enabled electronic monitoring system for compost bins.
While the gas crisis should arguably be a priority for whoever wins the next election, there is also room for Australian companies the help themselves. According to the International Energy Agency, Australian manufacturers are more energy-inefficient than those of any other developed nation, measured by energy per dollar of output.
By Ana Bera If you’re interested in learning more about the Internet of Things, as well as finding some IoT forecasts for the near future, you’ve come to the right place. First, let’s clear up what the Internet of Things is and why our home security systems and washers need to be connected to the internet. The IoT is…
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Electric cars sometimes get described as “batteries on wheels”. A charged 60 kW vehicle could power a home, including its air-conditioning, for four or five days. The possibilities of “bidirectional charging” through vehicles are being taken seriously by Japanese automakers, and widespread adoption of EVs could eventually – and drastically – change the ways people use and buy electricity.
Professor Danny Samson of the University of Melbourne is a founding member of the Global Manufacturing Research Group, a group of 20 professors from around the world who conduct survey research globally of manufacturing plant practices (quality, supply chain, improvement and innovation etc) and outcomes.
Companies making things as varied as caravan electronics and reusable cups have recently told us about why bringing manufacturing home is an advantage.
The number of situations where Internet of Things solutions can do something useful is growing fast, as is the market for such solutions.