Keep up to date with what is happening in the world surrounding the minerals and energy sector.
Posted on 01 Mar 2012
An Indian born engineer currently working in Australia has developed an innovative technology which uses waste rubber and plastic to make steel.
Dr Veena Sahajwalla, director of Sustainable Materials Research and Technology at the University of New South Wales, says the new technology also lowers...
Posted on 28 Feb 2012
There's more to the home energy conservation system designed by Queensland University of Technology industrial design graduate Erica Pozzey than meets the eye.
Her design, Triad Energy, won two industry awards which brought work experience with Infinity Design and Prodex and helped Erica gain a...
Posted on 10 Feb 2012
Several companies have recently started looking for coal in the Central Queensland region, and in fact have exploration ground covering tens of thousands of kilometres.
Jacquie Mackay of ABC Brisbane looks at where these companies come from and how difficult it is to emerge as a serious contender...
Posted on 20 Jan 2012
In this detailed study of the resources sector in Queensland, the demands on energy, water and jobs out to 2020 are examined.
To view the study, click here.
Source: Queensland Resources Council
Posted on 19 Jan 2012
New grants now available for any activity that supports science (Grant round 16 January-29 February).
The grants are titled Unlocking Australia’s Potential because a core element of the round will target people who may not have had interest in or access to science engagement activities in...
Posted on 06 Dec 2011
Heavy rains and a dramatic rise in the number of household solar energy panels have helped to boost Australia's renewable energy production in the past financial year, despite larger projects temporarily stalling amid political uncertainty over the carbon tax.
A report released today by the...
Posted on 01 Dec 2011
Queensland has the natural resources necessary to become a renewable energy leader, and the government is developing a collection of renewable energy maps to help lead clean energy companies to prime development sites in the state. These maps to date include solar and wind, and are a key...
Posted on 30 Nov 2011
The state of science: If there is a crisis in student enrolment numbers in school science, where does that come from? Denis Goodrum asks whether a new perspective could revolutionise both teaching and learning.
In 1992, 94% of all Australian Year 12 students studied science. According to a...