- Alan Finkel announced as Australia’s new Chief Scientist
Engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr Alan Finkel, has been announced as Australia’s new Chief Scientist
- Cat launches new motor grader
Caterpillar has made a new addition to its motor grader range with the 18M3. Mining operations using trucks with capacities up to 172 tonnes now have the option of using the 16M3 or 18M3.
- Updated blasting software launched
Hexagon Mining has unveiled Version 2 of HxM Blast, with engineered blast designs that aim to bring precision and dependability to improve the entire blasting process.
- A new age of anti-mining activism? [opinion]
Are activists now taking a capitalist approach to protesting?
- If we want to promote innovation we need to focus on businesses
With all of the publicity about research breakthroughs, it is easy to forget that private companies rather than publicly funded research institutions are the centre of the innovation systems.
- Zero glare getting drivers through the dark
International vehicle lighting expert Hella is enlightening the science of headlights.
- Tough tablet pushes the boundaries
A new ruggedised tablet has hit the market, but is it up to mining’s rigour’s?
- Bridging the mining productivity gap
New avenues are needed to fix mining’s efficiency failings.
- Iron ore pegged for another dive
Iron ore’s brief rally looks set to reverse in the coming year.
- Labor’s worker safeguards will break the ChAFTA deadlock but could have gone further
Labor’s proposals designed to “safeguard” Australian workers under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) are a step in the right direction and are likely to break the impasse that has prevented the trade agreement passing through the Senate.
- Economic complexity is the answer to Pyne’s innovation problem
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has tasked new Innovation, Industry and Science Minister Christopher Pyne with making Australia’s economy more innovative.
- Low oil prices are here to stay as the US shale oil revolution goes global
An insight into oil prices rises and current trends as production increases rapidly.
- Mining for metals in society’s waste
As deposits get deeper and new sources of metals are becoming harder to find, new avenues of recovery are being explored.
- Explainer: Glencore and why analysts move stock markets
An insight into why Glencore’s stock exploded, then recovered, all in the space of 24 hours, and how it happens.
- Larson Electronics releases explosion proof fluorescent ultraviolet lights
Larson Electronics has launched a new explosion proof T6 rated UV fluorescent light fixture for hazardous environments.
- Ancient minerals on Earth can help explain the early solar system
The discovery of rare minerals in Scotland is helping to answer questions about the start of our solar system.
- ThyssenKrupp chooses Siemens plant management software
One of the world’s leading providers of chemical plants, refineries, and cement and other industrial plants, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, has opted to use Siemens’ Comos plant engineering and plant management software solution.
- CCS coal not all it’s cracked up to be – OPINION
In the energy sector, a seismic shift is underway. The seaborne thermal coal market is entering a permanent and structural decline.
- New mapping technology cutting costs on GIS
The 4DMapper platform uses cloud technology to stream 3D geospatial data to browsers, enabling rapid access and cutting costs on GIS systems.
- OZ Minerals sees successful processing trials
As base metals prices stagnate, many miners are looking to innovative methods to increase production.