Focus on waste-to-value for inaugural World Engineering Day 

Wednesday is the first UNESCO World Engineering for Sustainable Development Day, with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has used the occasion to highlight the importance of engineers in Australia’s waste management challenges.   Engineers would play a key role in the country turning its waste – currently totally 67 million tonnes a year…

Brumbee solves electric hub motor issues, looks for partners

Sydney technology developer Barry Westlake has developed and tested a prototype electric vehicle which overcomes many of the problems first faced more than a century ago by motoring pioneer Ferdinand Porsche. Westlake, director of BAAD Concepts Pty Limited, has developed a fully electric, light weight medium compact vehicle capable of driving over all terrain from…

Fleet selects California company as satellite builder

Adelaide’s Fleet Space Technologies has selected California-based Tyvak International to mass-produce satellites for Fleet’s Low Earth Orbit nanosatellite constellation. The selection was revealed on social media by South Australia’s Department for Trade and Investment. The Department said: “It’s onwards and upwards for these two companies who are rocketing into space and proving that South Australia’s…

DXN to build its tenth Pacific data station

Modular data centre specialist DXN has signed a contract to supply its tenth pre-fabricated modular data cable landing station to the Pacific islands. The latest agreement, for $714,000, will see three terrestrial cable landing stations constructed, delivering high-speed broadband communications to Tokelau. DXN announced the contract with Telecommunication Tokelau Corporation which supplies services to the…