Bronwyn Fox to head national robotics advisory body

Chief Scientist of CSIRO Professor Bronwyn Fox (pictured) will head a new National Robotics Strategy Advisory Committee to help guide Australia’s strategy for emerging automation technologies. The committee, which meets for the first time today, will work to develop a National Robotics Strategy that ensures Australia harnesses the opportunities from robotics and automation, from advanced…

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Researchers see 14-fold improvement in hydrogen production by adding soundwaves to electrolysis

An RMIT University team that has developed a new technique using sound waves to greatly boost the output of hydrogen from electrolysers is currently seeking industry partners to scale up the invention. According to a statement from the university on Tuesday, the researchers had achieved a 14-fold improvement in hydrogen production through electrolysis.  The sound…

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Anduril autonomous sub docks in Sydney

The stealthy extra-large autonomous undersea vehicle programme (XL-AUV) being developed by Anduril Australia has been formally named the ‘Ghost Shark’ by the Department of Defence in a ceremony in Sydney. The name references Boeing’s successful development of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Ghost Bat for the RAAF. The ceremony at Anduril’s Sydney base featured a…

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Saber space traffic microservices program certified in US Saber Astronautics’ microservices program, COSMOS, completed security reviews to deploy to military operators at the US Space Force (USSF). Saber said over the weekend that that program includes a number of microservices, including tools allowing operators to analyse and visualize the space domain using live data from commercial…

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Incitec research shows reduced GHG emissions from fertiliser combination

Research undertaken by the fertlisers division of Incitec Pivot has demonstrated what it says is a path to reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the form of nitrous oxide from nitrogen fertilisation. According to a statement from Incitec Pivot Fertilisers on Monday, their results demonstrated using a nitrification inhibitor formulation containing DMPG in combination with urea…

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