Keep up to date with what is happening in the world surrounding the minerals and energy sector.
Posted on 08 Apr 2016
Carbon is the fifteenth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and is the basis for all life forms on Earth. It is one of the lighter elements on the periodic table coming in at number six. Various forms of carbon (mainly graphite) have an increasing usage in modern technologies – a...
Posted on 29 Feb 2016
EssentialsA battery is a device that stores chemical energy and converts it to electrical energy.
The chemical reactions in a battery involve the flow of electrons from one material (electrode) to another, through an external circuit.
The flow of electrons provides an electric current that...
Posted on 25 Jan 2016
Rio Tinto has partnered with First Solar, Inc. and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to deliver Australia’s first commercial diesel displacement solar plant.
The Weipa Solar Plant, which began operating in late September 2015, will generate electricity for Rio Tinto’s...
Posted on 25 Aug 2015
A robotics graduate has won the James Dyson Award for a 3D-printed prosthetic hand that costs a fraction of current artificial limbs.
Joel Gibbard, a robotics graduate from Plymouth University, has designed a prosthetic hand that can be produced in 40 hours; and with a price tag of less than...
Posted on 26 Jun 2015
From CSIRO News Blog:
Did you know we’re exporting our solar technology to the world?
Fresh from setting a world record last year, our solar team continue to see great demand for our heliostat technology. We recently took this tech and our expertise to Cyprus to help the island nation with...
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...