Silly Putty

G-Putty, a combination of Silly Putty and graphene, has produced a sensor so sensitive that it can detect the footsteps of spiders. It could be used for future wearable health trackers.

Embrace Disruption

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy said Australia’s manufacturing sector needs to embrace opportunities offered by disruption and shift towards high value, knowledge intensive industries.

Drones For Aircraft Safety

Airbus is using drones to inspect parts on the top of their aircraft at airports…only takes 15 minutes which is 87% less time than human visual inspection.

Australian Invents Global Science Equipment

Australia to the world. NSW precision engineering company Archer has invented revolutionary scientific test equipment which is being used by all international automatic fire sprinkler system manufacturers to proof their designs.

Transport Blowout

Cost overruns of approximately $28B have been identified in transport infrastructure projects in Australia. The report by the Grattan Institute of 836 projects concluded that decisions based on politics rather than public good led to extreme levels of waste. The report said that politicians are listening to accountants who provide a budget figure…but accountants aren’t experts in scoping infrastructure.

NSW Is Most Confident

Small to medium sized businesses in New South Wales are the most confident in all of Australia, according to the Sensis Business Index. Small business confidence is at its highest level in five years.

Work Injury Fine

A metal fabrication business has been fined $240,000 after a work experience student suffered partial blidness from welding without eye protection.

Post By Drone

The world’s first autonomous drone-based postal centre has begun a pilot program to determine its effectiveness. Software-controlled drones (there is no human interaction) are operating alongside self-driving vehicles to sort postage.

Aussie Kids Set Speed Record

A team of Australian high school students have set a new world speed record of less than one second, at the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge World Finals in Texas, with a compressed air-powered F1 car they designed and built.

Indoor Solar Cell

A solar cell which works indoors has been developed by an Israeli technology company.