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Eden Innovations awarded R&D grant to develop nanotube composites Materials technology company Eden Innovations and the University of Queensland have been awarded a $376,518 grant to help fund the development of new production methods for carbon nanotube (CNT) enriched thermoplastic composites. The grant, the fifth Australian Research Council linkage grant received by Eden, will help…

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South Australian manufacturing closes as Covid hits

Manufacturing industry in South Australis will close from midnight tonight other than for essential services as the state heads into an initial 6-day total shutdown to halt the spread of Covid-19. Health officials and Premier Steven Marshall, worried about a sudden outbreak of an apparently virulent strain of Covid-19, announced the circuit-breaker lockdown shortly after…

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Tritium launches modular EV charging hardware

Fast electric vehicle charger manufacturer Tritium has launched a new hardware platform aimed at creating the world’s first truly scalable electric vehicle charging networks. The Brisbane company’s MSC hardware platform – for Modular Scalable Charging – provides customers with the flexibility to increase the power level of their charger as EV charging capabilities advance. Charger…

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Defence minister praises Collins class subs – so why did we go overseas for a new design?

Comment by Peter Roberts Defence minister Linda Reynolds has praised the capabilities of the Collins Class submarines once derided by a former Coalition defence minister. It went down in history that then minister David Johnston warned in 2014 he would not trust the government-owned defence builder, the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC), to build a canoe.…

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