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Jun 19, 2020
Bowen thrust into the space race limelight

Bowen thrust into the space race limelight

Bowen has been earmarked as a potential site for a commercial satellite launch complex. Hot on the heels of SpaceX’s historic launch last month comes news of the work that could propel development of a Queensland rocket hub. CQUniversity Deputy Dean of Research, Professor Steven Moore, said the university had been working with Regional Development… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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Jun 19, 2020
Safety on the radar as technology flags no-go zones

Safety on the radar as technology flags no-go zones

Hexagon has dovetailed systems for mining operational safety and radar-based slope stability hazards in a new technology offering.The single platform is part of the newly released HxGN MineProtect Collision Avoidance System (CAS) 4.6, which is integrated with IDS GeoRadar’s IBIS Guardian software. It means mines can receive real-time equipment visualisation with timely alerts about hazardous…...

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Jun 17, 2020
Drone perspective aids recovery works

Drone perspective aids recovery works

Drone technology is giving Townsville City Council an edge in tackling recovery works after last year’s monsoon. The council will use 3D and digital terrain modelling to plan projects and assess areas before, during and after works. The drone operations are part of a broader environmental recovery program that includes vegetation and landscape assessments for… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Jun 17, 2020
Australian resources innovation exported

Australian resources innovation exported

A South American geo tech company is expanding its operations on the back of Australian innovation. Geoprocesados and DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) recently opened a new DUG McCloud-based seismic processing and imaging (P&I) centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Geoprocesados is a service company specialized in subsurface studies and focused on helping clients to achieve success… This ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Renewable energy company Austrom Hydrogen says it has secured land in the Callide region suitable for a 3600MW solar-powered hydrogen facility. The company is exploring partner opportunities domestically and internationally to advance the Pacific Solar Hydrogen project. “We are very excited to be progressing our project at this time and in this industry, which has gained momentum… ...

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Jun 09, 2020
Research project puts a new spin on separation

Research project puts a new spin on separation

Queensland-based mineral processing experts aim to unlock the benefits of semi-inverted (SIV) hydrocyclones in a new research project. The work builds on a recent Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) study which demonstrated the technology’s improved classification efficiency compared to conventional hydrocyclone designs. Due to their robustness, hydrocyclones are the most commonly ...

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May 22, 2020
New twist on flexible building material

New twist on flexible building material

An emerging line of materials based on an organised intertwined or interlocked inner architecture has the potential to revolutionise the construction industry, according to researchers. A global research team headed by Monash University is leading the development of archimats. Archimats can be engineered to have superior strength, enhanced ductility, a high tolerance to damage, good… This c...

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May 19, 2020
JESI gets global boost

JESI gets global boost

A Townsville start-up which developed technology solutions to help manage remote area workers has been given a global boost. Fleet Complete, a leading global provider of connected vehicle technologies, has announced its partnership with the remote worker management solutions company JESI. JESI provides Fleet Complete customers with mobile technology that provides real-time responses and rapid̷...

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May 14, 2020
Digital coaching at hand for Mackay region businesses

Digital coaching at hand for Mackay region businesses

Economic development body Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) is launching My Digital Coach – a program to assist small business recover from the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy. The free program, funded through the Local Buying Foundation, will help participants develop or enhance foundational digital skills and assets to improve their business’ bottom line. GW3… This content is for...

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