Hyra Light seeks $5m to promote battery-alternative power source

By Stuart Corner of IoTAustralia Unlisted Australian public company Hydra Light International is looking to raise $5 million to commercialise its battery-alternative technology that generates electricity from a chemical reaction between oxygen and a magnesium alloy. The form factor of the core product is the size of two D cells, and the main advantage claimed…

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EOSCOM satellite achieves 21 years continuous operation

Defence and space manufacturer Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) has celebrated 21 years of continuous operation of its EOSCOM communications and science test satellite. The satellite was launched on 17 July, 1998 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and has been involved in numerous scientific experiments and helped developed advanced technologies and devices. EOS is best…

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UNSW PV technology commercialised overseas – yet again

Analysis by Peter Roberts Another day, another example of world-leading science commercialised overseas. The term world-leading is over-used by over-zealous Australians, but it is no exaggeration in describing the contribution by the University of New South Wales’s Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics towards the global uptake of PV solar cells. The Centre, led by Professor Martin…

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