Power outages on the increase: Eaton

More than 1.7 million people were affected by 327 power outages in 2017, according to a new report which says overall power outages in Australia increased by 19% , with Queensland overtaking New South Wales as the top blackout state after Cyclone Debbie caused devastation along the east-coast in March.

Kleos signs with GomSpace for satellite launch ahead of ASX listing

Luxembourg-based, satellite technology company Kleos Space has signed an authorisation to proceed with GomSpace to launch an initial satellite system, ahead of its listing on the Australian Securities Exchange in May.

Medical firms in deal for integrated provider directory

Medical software and information provider MedicalDirector has cut a deal with digital health company Healthshare to list integrated providers in its cloud-based solution, Helix, by June this year.

Fleet Space, Reekoh collaborate on satellite global IoT connectivity

Australian space start-up, Fleet Space Technologies, is collaborating with IoT data and API management company Reekoh in planning for the provision of global connectivity through a constellation of 100 nanosatellites.

Scientists develop clip-on to turn smartphone into microscope

A 3D printable clip-on that can turn any smartphone into a microscope has been developed by the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.

Battery powers up for far North Queensland grid

The first big solar and big battery storage to be connected to the grid has started providing power to Far North Queensland homes and businesses.

Dr Seo collecting a water sample from Sydney Harbour

CSIRO scientists have developed new technology they say supercharges water purification, making it simpler, more effective and quicker.

VIDEOS: Energy company Total developing 'new way to generate electricity without emitting CO2'

French multinational oil and gas company Total is partnering with several Chinese companies and universities to build "an innovative plant that will produce electricity and steam without releasing CO2 into the atmosphere".

NEC progresses on network control tech for self-driving vehicles

Japanese IT services giant NEC says it has developed adaptive network control technology that allows automobiles to share information about their surroundings in real-time.

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