Zip marks 75th anniversary

Zip Water has announced that it will refresh its branding over the next 12 months, marking its current 75th anniversary year. The drinking water company – which has brought products including the first on-wall instant water boiler and sparkling water tap to market – was established in 1947.  “We wouldn’t be where we are today…

World-first Australian-developed coating shows long-term effectiveness against spread of bacteria, viruses

A team of Australian researchers have developed a world-first sprayable coating effective against the spread of both viruses and bacteria, and which could be commercially available within three years. The coating worked over a “sustained period” and could be applied in the same way as spray paint, according to a statement from the University of…

Defence signs new agreement with American defence R&D organisation

US defence R&D organisation MITRE Corporation and the Australian department of defence have signed a new collaboration agreement, with MITRE to establish an Australian presence. The not-for-profit MITRE runs six federally-funded R&D centres in the US, assisting the US government with scientific and technological expertise, as well as participating in public-private programs. It was founded…