Keep up to date with what is happening in the world surrounding the minerals and energy sector.
Posted on 12 Sep 2014
TheCallide Oxyfuel Project continues to lead the way in the demonstration and development of low emission coal-fired electricity generation, passing 7,500 hours of operation.
The project has also achieved more than 3,700 hours of industrial operation of the carbon dioxide capture plant.
Posted on 01 Sep 2014
Fresh from creating a world record back in June, CSIRO are taking their solar savvy to the bush.
At a time when electricity demand is falling across much of Australia, the opposite has been true for many mining centres in remote areas, where energy usage has been increasing.
These regions enjoy...
Posted on 24 Jul 2014
An abandoned 176-year old underground mine has been transformed into a trampoline park. And it looks amazing!
Blaenau Ffestiniog's slate mine in North Wales boasts three trampolines positioned between 6 to 54 metres above the floor (with safety nets included).
The trampolines are hung within two...
Posted on 02 Jul 2014
Mining is a big player in our economy so it’s important we use the most innovative and sustainable practices where possible. This is where we come in.
CSIRO have created a new environmentally-friendly treatment to turn mining wastewater into rainwater at a Queensland mine site – one...
Posted on 12 May 2014
A deep-ocean exploration company in Florida says it has recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold, worth $1.4 million at current gold prices, on a reconnaissance dive to an historic Atlantic Ocean shipwreck.
The dive confirmed that the ship, SS Central America, had not been disturbed since 1991 when...
Posted on 28 Apr 2014
The three iron ore heavyweights in the Pilbara have launched into the new world of automated mining, where the people are leaving the dirty work to the mechanical monsters in the pit.
With the decade-long mining boom pushing up wages and costs to unrealistic heights and ongoing scrutiny of safety...
Posted on 20 Apr 2014
The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education, which commenced in 2004, recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools, volunteers, mentors and organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to science and science education in...
Posted on 05 Feb 2014
Just how dangerous is texting or making calls on your mobile phone while driving?
Thanks to 14-year-old Conroy Cheers from Melbourne we may all soon know.
Conroy was named as one of the winners of the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards in Melbourne today.
Conroy's first place in the...