Australian/UK team develop next-generation display screen technology

A team of researchers from Australian and UK universities has developed a proof-of-concept for “metasurface” technology, claiming strong advantages over LCD screens. The team from UNSW Canberra and the Australian National University, as well as the UK’s Nottingham Trent University, developed novel cells that are 100 times thinner and offer ten times the resolution –…

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Australia’s energy market operator is worried about the grid’s reliability. But should it be?

By Dylan McConnell, UNSW Sydney The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) this week released an update to its annual assessment of reliability, the so-called Electricity Statement of Opportunities. This has been reported as the market operator forecasting “power shortages”, or the network being “at risk of supply shortages”. The market operator has certainly put up…

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Sprout Organic gains product ranging in supplement retailer

Vegan and organic baby formula manufacturer Sprout Organic has announced its first ranging deal with a national supplement retailer, Elite Supplements. The company already sells through chemist groups such as Chemist Warehouse, Go Vita and Terry White. The Queensland startup’s full product suite, including its formulas, will soon be available across 60 Elite Supplement stores…

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Albanese offers policies, but they don’t add up to an industry policy

By Peter Roberts The Prime Minister Anthony Albanese outlined at the National Press Club yesterday the government’s policies for industry – essentially encompassing skills development, energy price reduction and stimulating green technologies, the National Reconstruction Fund and the Aukus pact. He linked these together as part of as the ‘structural changes that I’ve outlined today…

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86 per cent say buying Australian-made products “important” to them: Roy Morgan

A new survey by market research firm Roy Morgan for the Australian Made Campaign has looked at the sentiments of consumers purchasing locally-made products, finding that six out of every seven shoppers said buying Australian products was important to them. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine said that buying Australian-made created a strong emotional response for…

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