My father, Peter Ackers, who has died aged 97, was a civil engineer and an expert in hydraulics. He worked on projects all over the world, involving hydropower, tidal energy, coastal protection, reservoir spillways and other...
Dave Hathaway on a remarkable forgotten heroine of our modern lives
A solar power start-up business that began in a warehouse in Wollongong has officially created the world's most efficient commercial-sized solar cell, and it has one big point of difference.
Dr Niraj Lal meets the Australians leading the biggest change to the electricity grid in a century: the rise of renewable energy.
LA-based Arc Boat company announces $4.25m seed fund to start work on 475-horsepower craft
More than 1,000 jobs created or safeguarded as SeAH and Smulders projects are backed by state funding
Around the world, dozens of ingenious projects are trying to ‘trick’ the ocean into absorbing more CO2. But critics warn of unforeseen consequences
If successful project will allow water to be injected down borehole to be superheated by rocks beneath
Researchers have come up with a new, more eco-friendly and effective form of building insulation material. The new material was developed due to the shortcomings of the traditional polyurethane-based foam insulators. These...
They're stackable like Lego and could solve a decades old problem of how to dispatch solar energy gathered during the day via the electricity grid at night.
Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire: There was something monumental about these terracotta-coloured funnels, these magical vessels of rain-river-cloud
Consulting engineer known for his work on nuclear safety who was never afraid to take on such a powerful industryJohn Large’s working life was split into two halves, the first spent designing civil and military nuclear...
Subsidies similar to those for offshore wind could help meet emissions targets and boost exports, experts say
A team of engineers has finally solved the mystery of how the seemingly unstable Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy has managed to stay standing for more than six hundred years, even in a seismically active region...
Shutdown of BiFab operations in two locations would mean loss of hundreds of jobs
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