Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2012-10-31 09:47
Looking for a compass to steer your business into the future? It's here - the ACIF Forecasts have now been updated with our twice-yearly update.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2012-10-31 07:55
ScienceDaily reports: ‘Cornell researchers have created an autonomous flying robot that is as smart as a bird when it comes to maneuvering around obstacles.’
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2012-10-31 07:53
The United States is reeling under the impact of a massive hurricane named Sandy, and throughout, there has been discussion about what impact global warming is having as a driver of such events. Scientific American looks at the issues.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2012-10-30 13:12
This week marks Cyclone Awareness Week in the Northern Territory and Engineers Australia’s Northern Division Cyclone Committee reminds the community of the important steps to take in preparing their home if disaster strikes.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2012-10-30 07:07
Businessweek reports: ‘John Grill, former chief executive officer at WorleyParsons Ltd. (WOR), said demand for engineering skills outpaces supply in Australia, driving wages 50 percent higher than anywhere else in the world.’
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2012-10-30 07:04
ScienceDaily reports: ‘Storm response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing more than 150 storm-tide sensors at key locations along the Atlantic Coast … in advance of the arrival of Tropical Storm Sandy.’
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2012-10-29 23:42
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York, New York, USA, architect and planner Frederic Schwartz set out to rebuild lower Manhattan, one project at a time.
Each proposed project pulled in 50 city departments -- an astronomical number of stakeholders. And having gone "mano a mano" with then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Mr. Schwartz told Congress attendees to always "believe in yourself and never stand down."
Engineering professionals essential to deliver on vision of Australia in the Asian Century White Paper
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2012-10-29 14:25
Today’s release of the Prime Minister’s Australia in the Asian Century White Paper highlights the international context of Australia’s engineering skills shortage.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2012-10-29 06:41
New research from the UK says much more must be done to develop energy efficient cars, buildings and domestic appliances to address climate. Story courtesy of ScienceDaily.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2012-10-29 06:38
It’s time for an icon of engineering and mechanisation to be moved forward by an hour. Story courtesy of BBC News.
Congratulations to the 2012 Victorian Young Professional Engineer and Professional Engineer of the Year!
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2012-10-26 13:35
Engineers Australia announced the 2012 Individual Award winners sponsored by VicRoads.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2012-10-26 07:14
Currently only straight cuts are possible for safety glass. But a newly-developed method makes it possible to apply any cutting technique. Researchers will display an undulating-cut pane of safety glass at the Glasstec trade fair from 23 to 26 October in Düsseldorf. Story courtesy of ScienceDaily.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2012-10-26 07:11
Discovery News reports a group of Danish programmers has come up with the ultimate hands-free set: tracking eye movements to interact with tablets and smart phones.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2012-10-25 15:15
The University of Western Australia join Pritchard Francis in celebrating the 10 year Anniversary of the Pritchard Francis Scholarship in Civil Engineering.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2012-10-25 07:20
Engineers in Madrid have found air conditioning in homes may account for up to one third of electricity use during periods in the summer when the most energy is needed in large cities. Story courtesy of ScienceDaily.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2012-10-25 07:16
Discovery News reports on a new passenger ferry that will run between Denmark, Germany and Sweden, that runs on a combination of solar power, fuel cells, batteries and wind power. It can hold 1,500 passengers and has about 1.3 miles of parking space for cars.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2012-10-24 07:12
ABC News reports: ‘Six scientists and a former government official have been sentenced to six years in jail for multiple manslaughter for giving the wrong advice about an earthquake which struck the Italian city of L'Aquila in 2009, killing over 300 people.’
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2012-10-24 07:09
Technology Review reports: ‘A USD 122 million innovation hub could speed the development of devices for making fuel from water and sunlight.’
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2012-10-23 12:06
Engineers Australia has today welcomed the launch of the National Sustainability Council (NSC) by Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, the Hon Tony Burke MP.