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World’s largest robot completes inaugural delivery of iron ore in the Pilbara

July 16, 2018 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Rio Tinto has completed the first delivery of iron ore by autonomous train as part of its $940 million AutoHaul programme. The autonomous train, which carried 28,000 tonnes of iron ore, travelled over 280 kilometres from Rio Tinto’s mining operations in Tom Price to the port of Cape Lambert, closely monitored by operators from the company’s

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Developing a Smart Rail Route Map for Australia’s rail industry

July 16, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has teamed up with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and Deakin University to develop a Smart Rail Route Map for Australia’s rail industry. The 500,000 project, which is slated for completion

New Government proposal threatens to kill lighting manufacture in Australia, a peak body warns

July 13, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Peak body warns new Government proposal threatens to kill lighting manufacturing in Australia. Roman Gowor, Lighting Council Australia National Marketing and Environment Manager, said the new Government proposal will inflict ‘a sucker punch’ to an

Rocket Lab confirms plans to expand its launch capability in the US

July 12, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Rocket Lab has unveiled plans to develop a US launch site in one of four shortlisted space ports across the US. Cape Canaveral, Wallops Flight Facility, Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base are the four shortlisted sites under

Innovative AgTech firm targets international expansion

July 11, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Brisbane-based Hydrox Technologies has received assistance under the Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund to commercialise its environmentally-friendly plastic mulch film that saves farmers time and money. The family-run business has developed a film that

Researchers from RMIT, University of Sydney are developing technology for early detection of Type 1 diabetes  

July 11, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Physicians could soon be able to predict if a child is at risk of developing Type 1 diabetes thanks to an early detecting technology that is being developed by RMIT researchers in collaboration with their peers from University of Sydney. Researchers are

Over 170 Victorian start-ups to benefit from a $13.45m investment

July 11, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

The Andrews Labor Government has announced plans to invest over $13 million in more than 170 Victorian start-ups via the establishment of three accelerators in the state. According to the official media release, these accelerators will be established and