CSIRO Chief Scientist to leave for UNSW role

Professor Bronwyn Fox, a materials scientist and engineer and the current Chief Scientist at CSIRO, will begin as UNSW’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise in mid-July. According to a statement from the university on Monday, the hire follows an “extensive global search” and will see Fox responsible for driving the “strategic direction in research, innovation…

Whitebark goes geothermal to produce hydrogen

Whitebark Energy has entered the hydrogen development field announcing plans to utilise geothermal energy to power the electrolysis of water to create green hydrogen. The company told investors that hydrogen, produced through electrolysis powered by renewable sources, stands out as a versatile and sustainable fuel with the potential to revolutionise transportation, industry, and energy storage.…

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Linda Dobe appointed D-D of Queensland Manufacturing department The Queensland government has announced the appointment of three new Directors-General, each with a wealth of experience, to lead key departments. The appointments include: Linda Dobe as Director-General for the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (DRDMW), Peter McKay as Director-General of the Department of Employment,…

Memphasys tech shows advantages in small-scale sperm preparation trial

ASX-listed reproductive biotechnology company Memphasys has announced results showing “clear benefits” of its Felix technology versus two widely used technologies in a Japanese trial, with results from a larger-scale trial expected to be shared in late-2024. According to an ASX statement from the company on Monday, the Felix System (pictured) outperformed a sperm preparation method…