• UNSW engineers develop hydrogen power retrofit for diesel engines

    ENGINEERS from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney have successfully converted a diesel engine to run as a hydrogen-diesel hybrid engine – reducing CO2 emissions by more than 85 percent in the process.

  • CSIRO's new 'bushfire lab' gets to work

    AUSTRALIA’s national science agency, CSIRO, has unveiled its new world-leading bushfire research facility in Canberra, to better understand how bushfires behave, what conditions make them worse, and the best ways to respond across the country.

  • News Feature: Asia Pacific Cities Summit 2023, Brisbane

    THE Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2023APCS) and Mayors’ Forum provided a wealth of information on how 140 cities globally are being shaped for better futures. Business Acumen was there and over the next few months a succession of important News Feature articles will be published from the Summit. Stay tuned.

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AUSTRALIA’S AQUAWATCH system – a mission to develop a ‘weather service’ for water quality – will be established in the UK, following bilateral support and co-funding from the two countries’ space agencies.

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