It’s not how big your laser is, it’s how you use it: space law is an important part of the fight against space debris

Collisions between objects in orbit are getting harder to avoid. Several technologies for getting space debris out of harm’s way have been proposed, most recently the plan from Australian company Electro Optic Systems (EOS) to use a pair of ground-based lasers to track debris and “nudge” it away from potential collisions or even out of orbit altogether.

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The disappointment of overseas production – Lithium Australia

By Peter Roberts It is so disappointing when you have covered an emerging technology and manufacturing story for years when suddenly you find out that the company you have been covering decides to site actual production overseas. It must be equally disappointing to readers. One of the earliest examples of this in @AuManufacturing’s two and…

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Q-CTRL to demonstrate quantum control technology

Sydney start-up Q-CTRL will demonstrate its performance-boosting quantum computer infrastructure software in a real-world problem at the Australian Army’s inaugural Quantum Technologies Challenge later this month. Q-CTRL derives from research extensively funded by universities and the federal government, and applies the principles of control engineering to power quantum technology. Quantum computing stores information at the…

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Wattle Health expands distribution capabilities

Nutritional dairy product manufacturer Wattle Health Australia has expanded its distribution capabilities with the purchase of pharmacy product developer and distributors Brand Solutions Australia and Pharma Solutions Australia (BSA). Wattle will pay $4.75 million in cash and shares for the business, which distributes Wattle’s Wattle Health, Uganic and Little Innoscents ranges, including through Chemist Warehouse…

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Micro-X’s modest sales as product commercialisation accelerates

Cold cathode X-Ray nachine manufacturer Micro-X has notched up modest revenues of $750,000 in the March quarter as it presses ahead with commercialising its unique lightweight, low-power X-Ray emitter technology. The Adelaide company, which has developed the world’s first and only carbon nanotube X-ray emitter, continues to make sales of its first product, the Nano…

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